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The English Department is pleased to welcome two new colleagues this coming academic year.  A citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a specialist in Native American Literatures, Assistant Professor Kirby Brown earned his Ph.D. in the Department of English and the Indigenous Studies Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin, having won a prestigious Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. He has published essays engaging contemporary Indigenous critical theory, constitutional criticism in Native literatures, and Native interventions in the Western. A specialist in Television Studies and Queer Theory, Assistant Professor Quinn Miller received his Ph.D. in Screen Cultures from Northwestern’s Radio, Television, and Film department in 2010.  This past year, he has served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Culture in Northwestern University in Qatar’s School of Communication.  He has also taught courses in Gender and Queer Studies at Hampshire College and Mount Holyoke College.  He is currently at work on the book Camp TV: Commercial Counterpublics and the Cultural Production of Queer Gender. We are delighted to welcome Kirby and Quinn to the faculty!