UT Austin's graduate program in English is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the U.S. It's no surprise, then, the 2013-14 academic year has produced another crop of impressive graduate student accolades. Please join us in recognizing the students and former students below for their accomplishments:
Current doctoral student Anne Stewart has been awarded a three-year fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canada's national organization for the promotion of humanities and social sciences. Stewart began doctoral studies at UT Austin in 2013 after completing her M.A. at the University of British Columbia.
Jenn Shapland, a current doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing, won a $2,500 fellowship from the Austin chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Shapland is working on a dissertation project called "Narrative Salvage: Repurposing Material, Environment, and Place in Contemporary Literature," and a collection of essays on working in archives called "The Library of Indelible Things."
Ph.D. graduate Charlotte Nunes will serve as a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at Southwestern University beginning in fall 2014. The three-year CLIR fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports scholars whose work connects library collections, educational technology, and scholarly research.
Nunes completed her Ph.D. at UT Austin in 2014. Her dissertation, "'This Novel Social Fabric': Transnational Anti-Imperialism and British Literary Modernity, 1913-1936," drew on rare sources housed in the Harry Ransom Center's international literature collections.