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Postdoctoral Fellow Caroline Wigginton selected for ACLS New Faculty Fellowship

Posted: February 7, 2011
Caroline Wigginton (r) and thesis adviser Lisa Moore, Associate Professor.

Caroline Wigginton (r) and thesis adviser Lisa Moore, Associate Professor.

Caroline Wigginton, a Presidential Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English, has been selected as a preliminary recipient of an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship. This program allows recent Humanities Ph.D.s to take up two-year positions at top-tier universities and colleges across the United States. Only sixty-five preliminary recipients were chosen from close to seven hundred applicants. To be considered for this highly selective award, applicants must be nominated by their universities.

Caroline Wigginton received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas in May 2010. She specializes in Early and Native American Literatures as well as Women's and Gender Studies. She has published essays in such journals as Studies in American Indian Literatures and Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. Her co-edited book, Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions is forthcoming in 2011 from Oxford University Press. Currently, she is at work on a book entitled Imagined Intimacies: Women's Writing, Community, and Affiliation in Eighteenth-Century North America.

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