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Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen was awarded the 2018 CALS Summer Graduate Fellowship in American Literature and Culture to support his dissertation project, "A Practice of Print: Race, Doctoring, and Medicine in Post-Bellum, Pre-Harlem Black Print Culture" (Shirley Moody-Turner, Director). His summer research on early Black women physicians' printed critical medical humanism resulted in an article titled "'We must attack the system': The Print Practice of Black 'Doctresses'" which is forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly.

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Layli Miron

Layli Miron

Layli Miron, a 2016 CALS Travel Grant Award winner, has two articles forthcoming based on research she conducted during her trip to the National Bahá’í Archives in Wilmette, IL. Look for "Martha Root's Interwar Lectures: Cosmic Education and the Rhetoric of Unity" in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Peitho, and "Laura Barney’s Discipleship to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Tracing a Theological Flow from the Middle East to the United States, 1900–1916" in the Spring/Summer 2018 Journal of Bahá’í Studies.

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Laura Vrana

Laura Vrana

Laura Vrana, a past CALS Grad Travel Grant winner, will begin serving as tenure-track assistant professor of English at the University of South Alabama in Fall 2018. Laura recently defended her dissertation, entitled "Writing Transgressions: Publication Contexts and the Politics of Recognition in Contemporary Black Women's Poetry" (Aldon Nielsen, Director), which focuses on black women's poetry and the politics of publication, literary prizes/awards, and academic institutions. Congratulations, Laura!

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Jason Maxwell

Jason Maxwell

Jason Maxwell, recipient of the 2013 CALS Summer Graduate Fellowship, has accepted a position as Clinical Assistant Professor of English at the University at Buffalo. His dissertation, "Professing No Longer," explores the numerous intersections between literary theory and composition studies since their concurrent rise in the 1960s. Jason credits his time spent as a CALS Fellow as an important moment in his professional maturation at Penn State: "The CALS award gave me the space and time to develop the material in my dissertation in a way that wouldn't have otherwise been possible. The award supported me at a crucial moment in my professional development as a scholar, and its effects can still be felt many years later."

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Krista Quesenberry

Krista Quesenberry

Krista Quesenberry, a past CALS Grad Travel Grant winner who recently defended her dissertation entitled, "Post-Recovery: Reading at the Intersection of Modernist, Feminist, and Lifewriting Studies" (Susan Squier, Director), has accepted a renewable 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at Albion College (MI), which she will begin in the fall semester.

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Susan Weeber

Susan Weeber

Susan Weeber, a past CALS Grad Travel Grant winner, has accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Africana studies at the University of Oregon, which she will begin in Fall 2018. Susan recently defended her dissertation, Poetics of Interruption: Media and Form in Black Radical Literature (Aldon Nielsen, Director), which examines 20th- and 21st-century African American and African diasporic literature’s engagement with other media.

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