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Fujie recognized for excellence in teaching

February 14, 2014

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Kristin Fujie, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a 2013-15 Graves Award in the Humanities. Administered by Pomona College and under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Awards “encourage and reward outstanding accomplishment in actual teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members.” This competitive award, offered biennially, recognizes excellence in teaching; the funding that accompanies it supports research-related expenses. A scholar of twentieth-century American literature, particularly William Faulkner, this $12,000 award will help Dr. Fujie complete two articles (tentatively titled), “Hurt So Bad: The Crisis of Female Embodiment in Faulkner’s Mosquitoes” and “On Native Soil: The Psychosexual and Southern Origins of Flags in the Dust.” These essays will ultimately be the foundation for a book that re-imagines Faulkner’s career from its beginning through the 1930s.

Dr. Fujie joins other Lewis & Clark Graves’ awardees, including Rachel Cole (2012), Joel Martinez (2010), Karen Gross (2008), David Campion (2006), Rebecca Copenhaver (2004), Nora Beck (2000).

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