Awards

Narayani Ballambat ’22 (CLAS) Receives a UCONN IDEA Grant

Narayani Ballambat ’22 (CLAS), a rising senior who is double majoring in English and Physiology & Neurobiology, is one of twelve UConn IDEA Grant Recipients for Spring 2021. Her project, “Lust in Music: Addressing the Double Standards of Sexually Motivated Music in the 21st Century,” investigates how social standards shape our opinions on male and […]

Rylee Thomas ’24 (CLAS) Named a Holster Scholar

Rylee Thomas ’24 (CLAS), a rising sophomore studying English and Communication with a business minor, was recently named a Holster Scholar for the 2020-2021 school year. The Holster Scholar Program is an opportunity available to first-year Honors students that allows recipients to pursue independent research, design, or creative projects in the summer before sophomore year. […]

Graduate Student Anna Ziering wins Scholar Award

Anna Ziering, an English Ph.D. student and 2021-2022 UCHI Dissertation Research Scholar, was chosen as one of the 100 doctoral students in the USA and Canada to receive a $20,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. This award was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at […]

Professor Greg Pierrot wins UCHI’s Sharon Harris Book Award

Professor Greg Pierrot was recently awarded the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute’s Sharon Harris Annual Book Award, which is given to a UConn faculty member whose monograph best demonstrates scholarly depth, intellectual acuity, and the importance of humanities scholarship. The awarded book, The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture, analyzes the black avenger archetype and what meaning it […]

Professor Brenda Brueggemann named SDS 2020 Senior Scholar

Professor Brenda Jo Brueggemann was recognized as the Society for Disability Studies’ 2020 Senior Scholar. Creating an intersection between Rhetoric & Composition and Deaf Studies in her works, Brueggemann has contributed greatly to the breadth of Disability Studies and its interdisciplinary nature. Her mentorship and encouragement of future Disability Studies and Rhetoric scholars only further […]

Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), Wins National Award for Fiction Writing

The Department of English would like to give a big congratulations to Mia Yanosy, ’21 (CLAS), a senior English major who recently won a 2021 AWP Intro Journals Award in Fiction for her story, titled “The Most Ordinary Thing.” The Intro Journals Project, run by the Association of Writers & Writer Programs (or AWP), is […]