Department of English Faculty Recognized with Several Awards and Professional Recognitions
The Department of English at Michigan State University is home to a myriad of talented faculty members actively engaged in research and creative activity with several of these scholars and artists recently earning awards and professional recognition for the books they have written. These celebrated publications examine topics like linguistic justice in English education, queer literature and theory, color in cinema, Afro-Latinx diasporic literature, the politics of performance, and modernist design history, and have made significant contributions to the vanguard of contemporary poetry.
“I’m thrilled and proud to see my colleagues’ scholarship receiving this kind of professional recognition. It’s especially exciting to note the diverse scholarly fields represented by these book honorifics, including literary studies, Afro-Caribbean and diaspora studies, film and media studies, English Education, gender and sexuality studies, drama and performance studies, and more,” said Justus Nieland, Chairperson of the Department of English. “Our department has long been interdisciplinary, and these accolades affirm the kinds of groundbreaking, innovative scholarship and creative production that makes for a world-class Department of English. We are appreciative of the College and University’s support of our mission of inclusive scholarly excellence.”
The range of scholarship and writing covered by these books and the subsequent peer recognition and awards speak volumes about the breadth and quality of research within the College of Arts & Letters and the Department of English.
Read the full story and learn more about the faculty on the College of Arts and Letters website.