In addition to recently winning the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Professor Briona Jones has just won a Lammy in the LGBTQ Anthology category.
We are proud to recognize Briona Jones for winning the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. Briona won this award for her anthology, Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought. Congratulations, Briona!
It was announced this month that Prof. Jason Courtmanche has won this year’s Alumni Faculty Excellence Award in the Undergraduate Teaching category. Congratulations, Professor Courtmanche!
WGSS Professor Briona Jones was nominated for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award for her work, Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought. Mouths of Rain is a finalist in the LGBTQ Anthology category for the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from […]
Associate English Professor Ellen Litman was recently featured in UConn Today to provide a Russian-American perspective on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Compelled to write about what she is witnessing since the beginning of the invasion, she has been keeping a public diary to share smaller news-stories and her own insights.
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Eager to see the programs at UConn Stamford, we recently welcomed the newly-hired Professor Suzanne Barnett. What is it like to work at a regional campus? What are her academic interests? These are all questions that we’re dying to figure out! “If you told someone who knew me as […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Wanting to learn more about our newest addition to UConn Waterbury’s English department, we asked Professor Sam Sommers about her own academic interests, what interested her about UConn, and what she hopes to gain through her teaching. Sam Sommers, an Assistant Professor in Residence at UConn Waterbury, was already […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Taking advantage of UConn Stamford’s great location, Professor Fred Roden has coordinated field trips with his students for years — visiting art exhibits, Broadway, and more. Emily Graham recently met with Professor Roden over Zoom to talk about the trips themselves and, more importantly, what students get out of learning […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Considered to go into effect for Fall 2022, the UConn English department will no longer require students to follow the typical graduate school capstone: the written dissertation. Sitting down with Professor Victoria Ford Smith, Emily Graham discusses how the dissertation could evolve from 2022 onward, hoping to grant greater creative […]
by Emily Graham, ’22 (CLAS) Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in September 2019, Professor Martha J. Cutter spent most of her pandemic time investigating the life of Henry Box Brown, an American man who shipped himself from slavery to freedom in 1849. Culminating in the release of her […]