My twin brother, Danny, could say twelve words: Eh. Eh-eh. Hi. Yeah. More. Momma. Dada. I-an. Arra. Dayday. Annie. Eddie. The last time I visited him, I wanted just one.
“Say ‘I-an,’” I said.
Nick Recktenwald, Associate Director of the Composition, was awarded a Tykeson Teaching Award by the College of Arts and Sciences for his innovative work to create and support online and remote curriculum delivery as well as supporting faculty during the shift to largely remote and online classes this year.
The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice at the University of Oregon. Stephanie LeMenager, Moore Endowed Professor of English and Environmental Studies, was a key player in helping obtain the $4.52 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to establish the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice at the University of Oregon.
Our very own Professor Kirby Brown has won an honorable mention for his work “Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Cherokee Writing, 1970-1970”! He has been awarded “for an outstanding scholarly study of Native American literature, culture, or languages written by a member of the association”. “Stoking The Fire…” explores writers, histories, and texts from the Cherokee Nation.
Our first faculty feature of the school year is Professor Kirby Brown! Professor Brown’s faculty feature reflects on National Native American Heritage Month, and issues regarding Indigeneity. Prof. Brown will also be choosing a book by an Indigenous author to giveaway to one of our followers at the end of this month — please stay tuned for more details!
Check out the whole feature on Instagram and be sure to follow to be eligible for the giveaway!
Mattie Burkert joins CAS as Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities. Originally from the Chicago, Illinois area, Burkert earned Bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude in Journalism & Mass Communications and English & American Literature from New York University. She finished her Master’s and PhD in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.