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Cara Marta Messina (PhD ’21) wins Kairos Teaching Award

Cara Marta Messina (Ph.D. ’21) has won the Kairos Teaching Award for 2019 from the online journal, Kairos. Recognized as one of the top online journals in rhetoric, writing studies, and digital humanities, Kairos publishes bi-annually and reaches an audience of 45,000 readers per month around the world. Each year,Kairos recognizes three graduate students and/or adjuncts…
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Published On: June 24, 2019 |
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Sarah Payne (PhD ’19) accepts digital humanities post-doc at Middlebury College

Sarah Payne (Ph.D. ’19) has accepted a DH postdoc at Middlebury College starting this August. As Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Liberal Arts, Sarah will promote the use of digital research and pedagogy, consult with faculty on digital projects, organize and participate in digital training workshops, and conduct individual research. Sarah successfully defended her dissertation,…
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Published On: June 3, 2019 | Tags: ,
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NU Writing journal of student writing publishes new issue, “Reactions”

This year’s issue of NU Writing has been released! NU Writing is an online journal that publishes compositions made in the First-Year Writing and Advanced Writing in the Disciplines courses that are part of Northeastern University’s Writing Program. This year’s issue centers around the theme of “Reactions.” View this issue and previous issues on the…
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Published On: May 13, 2019 | Tags: ,,,
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Laura Beerits receives COE Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award

Assistant Teaching Professor of English Laura Beerits was selected to receive the College of Engineering (COE) Outstanding Teacher of First-Year Engineering Students Award. Awardees are chosen from departments who teach COE first-year students. Professor Beerits received the award for her teaching in First-Year Writing courses. She will be honored with other 2019 College of Engineering…
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Published On: April 26, 2019 | Tags: ,,
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NU poets compete at CUPSI 2019

This April, Northeastern University’s poetry slam group, the Interrobang Poets, sent a team of five poets to compete in the 2019 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) in Houston, Texas. The team, comprised of five poets — Ffion Titmuss (Biology/English), Sydney Bobb (Liberal Studies), Chinma Nnadozie-Okananwa (English), Ajoa Addae (Biology), and Joely Barrios (Communication Studies)…
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Published On: April 23, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,,,
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Proszak (PhD ’19) accepts position at Mercy College

Laura Proszak (Ph.D. ’19) has accepted a position of Assistant Professor and Composition Coordinator at Mercy College in New York. Laura successfully defended her dissertation, “Embodying, Producing, and Materializing Citizenship: A Rhetorical Education for Children of Immigrants at North Bennet Street Industrial School, 1880-1910” (directed by Professor Ellen Cushman) on March 29, 2019. Laura currently…
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Hanson Undergraduate Writing Prize winners announced

Each year, the Department of English recognizes three undergraduate writers in English department classes with the Peter Burton Hanson Awards: one given for the best scholarly essay written by an English major, combined major, or minor; one given for the best creative work; and one for the best work not belonging to the scholarly or…
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Published On: April 22, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Jonathan Osborne (PhD ’20) accepts Diversity Scholars Fellowship at Ithaca College

Doctoral candidate Jonathan Osborne (PhD ’20) has accepted a Diversity Scholars Fellowship at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. He will begin his one-year appointment at Ithaca this Fall. Jonathan has recently celebrated the publication of the co-edited essay collection, Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference (Routledge 2018), co-edited with Professor Ellen Cushman and Damián Baca…
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Published On: March 25, 2019 | Tags: ,,,,
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Professor Cushman elected Chair of the Coalition for Community Writing

In March 2019, Professor Ellen Cushman was elected Chair of the Coalition for Community Writing (CCW). CCW is an international organization of scholars, writers, educators, students, activists, and community organizers, which provides resources, consultation, and partnership to its members in order to foster successful community writing initiatives. Professor Cushman has been on the board since…
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Aaron Block awarded CSSH 2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Award

Associate Teaching Professor Aaron Block has been selected for a CSSH 2018-19 Outstanding Teaching Award. Congratulations, Aaron!   From the announcement:   “With this award, the college recognizes Aaron Block as an exceptional teacher whose student-centered course design, assignments, and assessment practices epitomize writing as a social activity. By working together to identify goals, create rubrics,…
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Published On: February 19, 2019 |
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