2022 CALS Graduate Awards Symposium
Join us to celebrate this year's graduate student award winners! Presentations of their work will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Katie Warczak, winner of the 2021-22 CALS Dissertation Support Award
Presentation Title: "Entangling Narratives: Race, Animality, Disability, and the “Science” of Degeneracy in The Island of Doctor Moreau and Dracula"
Katie A. Warczak is a Ph.D. candidate in English and African American & Diaspora Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She has contributed notes and reviews to a number of publications, including The Hemingway Review, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies. She is currently working on her dissertation, entitled “Be(com)ing Human: The Intersections of Animality, Race, and Disability in Modernist Literature.”
Justus Peña Berman, winner of the 2021 CALS Summer Graduate Fellowship
Presentation Title: "Genres of Nations and Race in Chicano and Asian American Revolutionary Politics and Literature"
Justus Peña Berman is a PhD Candidate in the department of English. Peña Berman's work examines the relationship between literary and activist conceptions of social liberation in 20th century Latinx and Asian American literature, politics, and culture.