PhD Job Placement and Awards

Employment

POSITIONS STARTING IN 2019

David Borman, Director of Alumni Affairs, Brevard College

Diana Dabek, Honors Composition Coordinator for Capital Scholars Honors Program, University of Illinois at Springfield

Barry Devine, promoted to Assistant Professor (tenure track), Heidelberg University

Spencer Tricker, Assistant Professor of American Literature (tenure track), Longwood University

Monica Urban, Assistant Professor of English (tenure track), College of the Sequoias

External Fellowship

AWARDED IN 2019

Samina Ali, Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

UM Awards and Fellowships

AWARDED IN 2019

Bernard Benstock Dissertation Prize: Spencer Tricker for “Imminent Communities: Transpacific Literary Form and Racialization, 1847-1920”

Mary K. Parker Seminar Essay Prize: Tarika Sankar for “The son of a pandit lying in bed with the obeah lady’s daughter!”: Obeah and Alternative Religious Affinities in Lauren Francis-Sharma’s ‘Til the Well Runs Dry.”

Humanities Center David John Ruggiero Dissertation Award: Alok Amatya for “Resource Conflict Literature: Reading Indigenous Struggle”

Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship: Paige Miller for “Multilingual Modernisms: Beyond English in James Joyce, G.V. Desani, Samuel Beckett, and Jeaa Rhys”

Summer Graduate Award (College of Arts and Sciences): Paige Miller

Early Modern Essay Award: Alexandria Morgan