Department of English

Associate Professor Deborah Paredez wins the John L. Warfield Outstanding Teaching Award

Thu, May 10, 2012

The Department of English congratulates Associate Professor Deborah Paredez, recipient of the 2011-2012 John L. Warfield Outstanding Teaching Award.

The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes teaching excellence in the area of Black Diasporic Studies.  Nominees must be Warfield Center Affiliated Faculty.  Students and faculty nominate full-time faculty members from any discipline across campus and a selection committee of Warfield Center faculty affiliates chooses two or three recipients based on student and colleague recommendations, teaching effectiveness, and teaching philosophy, among other criteria.

Deborah Paredez teaches courses on race, performance, and poetry in the Department of English. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Departments of Theatre and African Diaspora Studies and the Centers for Mexican American Studies and Women and Gender Studies.  She thrives on the resulting diversity of critical approaches and artistic sensibilities that her students from these various disciplines bring to her classroom.  Her recent and forthcoming courses include the graduate seminars, "Divas: Performing Race, Gender, and Sexuality" and "Gender and Poetry," and the undergraduate special topics course, "Poetry and Performance as Witness."

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