Written by Joanna Grim In his Keynote address for the fourth annual Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference, titled “The Truth That I Owe You: Understanding the Social Contexts of Race and Gender in Literacy Education,” Dr. David E. Kirkland, Associate Professor of English and Urban Education at New York University, shared about his youth in order to illustrate one of his main points, that the literary and literatures are about people. This truth should […]
They say March is the busiest month. Do they? Maybe. Around here it is, apparently. Talks and recruitment day and a conference, oh my! We’ve got something for everyone, so see what part of that something is for you in the following list. Bring a friend! Get your learn on. Tuesday, March 7 – Job Placement Workshop: CV to Resume Who: With Lynne D’Angelo-Bello (Associate Director of Grad Student Career Development) and Deep Singh (English […]
This year, thanks to generous support from the English Department, the Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference will host its first external keynote speaker: Dr. Kavita Daiya. Dr. Kavita Daiya is Associate Professor of English and Affiliated Faculty in the Women’s Studies Program and Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University. In AY 2015-2016, she held the NEH endowed Chair in the Humanities at Albright College, focusing on Global Migration and Asia. She was Mellon […]
Last Tuesday (January 31st) I had the privilege of attending a rally with my friends, colleagues, and students at Lehigh University. The purpose of the rally was to protest President Trump’s recent executive order banning immigration from specific nations and from my perspective, more importantly, to stand in solidarity with all immigrants in our community. I had never attended a political rally before; my anxiety disorder makes it difficult for me to be in large […]
I’m so excited to introduce another new face in our community. Without further ado, Dr. Emily Weissbourd. Laura Fitzpatrick: What do you love about what you do? Emily Weissbourd: Thinking about the long histories of ideologies of race and gender is really important to me, and I love that my work lets me do that in multiple arenas, whether in the classroom or at conferences or while poring over manuscripts.
(The first two paragraphs of this post are adapted from a Facebook post I made yesterday) Yesterday, in the wake of the US election, Lehigh faculty, staff, and students came together to hold a silent Rally for Inclusion. The idea was to demonstrate the diversity of people who work together on the campus and make Lehigh (and the country) what it is. While it is not yet clear what Donald Trump will do as president because […]
On November third Doris Sommer visited Lehigh, speaking to a crowd of educators: librarians, teachers, professors, administrators, and students. Harvard professor and founder of Cultural Agents, Sommer believes in the power of public humanities to make change in the world. At a time when funding for the humanities is being cut across Universities and secondary education systems, Doris promotes beauty, pleasure and art as solutions to public problems. She speaks to me, a masters student […]
Conferences are, to my mind, one of the best perks of being in academia. In a department/university like ours, which is able to partially or fully fund travel, conferences turn into a treat. As I like to call them, academic vacay! You get to go to a cool place you’ve likely never been and meet interesting people (grad students and faculty!) from all over. So, how do we get to this magical land?
Once again we return to our Meet and Greet Series to introduce another member of the newest cohort. Mariel Caputo is working on her Masters degree here at Lehigh, and answered a few questions so that we could get to know her a little better! Mareesa Miles: Hello! MM: Tell us about yourself! Mariel Caputo: I received my B.A. from Drew University, where I majored in English and minored in Italian. My honors thesis focused on single women […]
Here at Drown Unbound we continue our series by introducing the first member of the newest graduate student cohort, Samantha Sorensen. The hope is that these brief introductions will encourage you all to take a moment to say hello and find out more about these fresh faces in the community. Read on and discover the reasons that you and Sam should already be talking. Mareesa Miles: Hello! Sam Sorensen: Hey! What’s up hello! MM: Tell us about yourself! SS: I’m […]