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English professor recognized for excellence in teaching

February 18, 2014

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Kristin Fujie, assistant professor of English, has received a Graves Award, which will help support her research and writing on author William Faulkner. Offered biennially, this competitive award recognizes excellence in humanities teaching by younger professors; the funding that accompanies it supports research-related expenses.

A scholar of 20th-century American literature, Fujie will use the $12,000 award to 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 be the foundation for a book that reimagines Faulkner’s career from its beginning through the 1930s.

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.”

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

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