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Miriam Gonzales

Miriam Gonzales

Miriam Gonzales, the 2018-19 CALS Graduate Research Assistant, has won a Graduate Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion Service Award. The Service Award is awarded to a College of the Liberal Arts graduate student who has made a significant contribution to diversity, inclusion, and social justice in service of marginalized graduate students. Miriam is also one of two Digital Coordinators for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's 2021 virtual conference. She credits her time working for the C19 2020 virtual conference as an important moment for this professional opportunity. Congratulations to Miriam!

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Liana Glew

Liana Glew

Liana Glew, the 2017-18 CALS Graduate Research Assistant, has received an Early Career Prize from the interdisciplinary journal _History of the Human Sciences_ for her essay, ‘Documenting insanity: Paperwork and patient narratives in psychiatric history." The piece is currently under review for publication in the journal. Congratulations to Liana!

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Eunice Toh

Eunice Toh

Eunice Toh, the 2020-21 CALS Graduate Research Assistant, has received the 2020 Katharine Rodier Graduate Student Travel Award from the Society of the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Her paper, "Blackness, the Underground, and Quotidian Fugitivity in Pauline Hopkins's _Winona_," was presented at the Society's annual conference in March 2021.

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Justin Mellette

Justin Mellette

Kudos to PhD alumnus Justin Mellette, Visiting Lecturer of English at Northeastern University and former recipient of a CALS Travel Grant, on the publication of _Peculiar Whiteness: Racial Anxiety and Poor Whites in Southern Literature, 1900-1965_ (University Press of Mississippi, 2021). _Peculiar Whiteness_ engages key issues in contemporary critical race studies, whiteness studies, and Southern studies through discussions of authors including Charles Chesnutt, Thomas Dixon, Sutton Griggs, Erskine Caldwell, Lillian Smith, William Faulkner, and Flannery O’Connor. Congratulations to Justin!

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Megan Poole

Megan Poole

Megan Poole, winner of a 2017-2018 CALS Travel Grant to support her research, has accepted a tenure track position beginning in Fall 2020 in the English department at the University of Louisville. In February 2020, Megan successfully defended her dissertation, _Technical Beauty: Rhetorics and Aesthetics of Science_, directed by Dr. Debra Hawhee.

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Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen

Patrick Allen has accepted a tenure-track job beginning in Fall 2020 as Assistant Professor of English at Culver-Stockton College. Shirley Moody-Turner chaired Patrick’s dissertation committee. Patrick 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." 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'" published by _Arizona Quarterly_.

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