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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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Lisa McGunigal

Lisa McGunigal

Lisa McGunigal, a 2016-17 CALS Travel Grant award winner, has an article published in the Fall 2019 issue of _American Literary Realism_. "From Salonnière to Author: Clover Adams’s Salon and Henry Adams’s Democracy as Salon Realism" is based on research she conducted during her CALS-funded visit to the Massachusetts Historical Society. Lisa has also recently been awarded two more honors: she received a Quarry Farm Fellowship from the Center for Mark Twain Studies to live and write in Mark Twain's original summer home in Elmira, NY as she conducts research at the Mark Twain Archive at Elmira College, and she received a Wallis Annenberg Research Grant from the University of Southern California's Special Collections.

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Nathaniel Windon

Nathaniel Windon

Nathaniel Windon, a past CALS Dissertation Fellow and a recipient of a CALS Graduate Award for Research or Training Seminars, has been awarded a year-long fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Nathaniel, who defended his dissertation, "Gilded Old Age: Superannuation and the Making of Old Age in Nineteenth-Century America" (Christopher Castiglia, director) in December 2018, will be in residence at the Library Company of Philadelphia during 2019-20.

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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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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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