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Assistant Professor Julia H. Lee and Associate Professor Martin Kevorkian win College of Liberal Arts Teaching Awards

Posted: April 5, 2012
Assistant Professor Julia H. Lee and Associate Professor Martin Kevorkian

Assistant Professor Julia H. Lee and Associate Professor Martin Kevorkian

The Department of English congratulates Assistant Professor Julia H. Lee, recipient of the Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship and Associate Professor Martin Kevorkian, recipient of the Harry Ransom Teaching Award for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship and the Harry Ransom Teaching Award recognize teaching excellence in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and faculty nominate full-time faculty members who have taught for two or more years, and a selection committee of three faculty members chooses five or six recipients based on student and colleague recommendations, teaching effectiveness, and teaching philosophy, among other criteria.

Julia H. Lee is Assistant Professor in English and the Center for Asian American Studies. Her areas of research are Asian American, African American, and early twentieth century American literatures. Her most recent undergraduate courses have been on Willa Cather's fiction, Contemporary Asian American Novels, and Asian American Memoir. She is the author of Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937 (NYU Press, 2011). Prior to her appointment at UT, Professor Lee was a University of California Postdoctoral Fellow; she received her Ph.D. in English from UCLA.

Martin Kevorkian is Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of English.  He is the author of Color Monitors: The Black Face of Technology in America (Cornell, 2006) and the forthcoming Writing Beyond Prophecy: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance (LSU, 2012).  Like Julia Lee, he received his Ph.D. from UCLA -- just a lot longer ago.

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