Department of English

Congratulations to 2018 Fellowship winners

Tue, May 8, 2018
Congratulations to 2018 Fellowship winners
Collage of Fellowship winners

The UT Department of English is excited to extend congratulations to the following faculty in recognition of their excellent projects. 


Dr. Heather Houser received a Tanner Humanities Center Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Utah for 2018-2019 and a Faculty Research Assignment from UT Austin for Spring 2020. Dr. Houser received the Tanner Humanities Center award to complete her manuscript, Environmental Culture of the Infowhelm, and accompanying articles. During her residency, Dr. Houser will be presenting talks for the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities M.A. program and fostering relationships with the Center for Land Use Interpretation at Wendover for a potential digital project; Dr. Houser plans to use her Faculty Research Assignment to develop this project.


Dr. Gretchen Murphy was appointed the Hurford Family Fellowship at the National Humanities Center Fellowship for her project, "Disestablishing Virtue: Federalism, Religion, and New England Women Writer." The National Humanities Center awards fellowship grants to enable scholars “conducting vitally important work across a wide range of humanistic fields” to take leave from their normal academic duties and pursue research at the Center, a privately incorporated institute for advanced study in the humanities.


Dr. Geradline Heng received an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship and an Institute of South Asian Studies Fellowship at the National University of Singapore. Both fellowships were awarded to promote her fourth book, Early Globaities: The Interconnected World, 500-1500 CE. Her manuscript focuses on a 9th century Arab dhow and its cargo of 50,000 mass-produced ceramics from Tang dynasty China, tracing the trail of the Christian Buddha and routes of global slavery across the 9th century worldscape.


Dr. Lars Hinrichs was granted the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation's Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers at a German institution. He plans to spend three summer months in Berlin in 2018, 2019, and 2020 to consult with the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics and at the University of Potsdam.  His proposal, entitled "Dialect Mixing and Emerging Linguistic Practice: A Study of Second-Generation Caribbeans in Toronto,” will result in a completed book manuscript about his fieldwork on diasporic dialect mixing in a Caribbean community in Toronto.


Deb Olin Unferth received The Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for advanced professionals who exhibit exceptional scholastic or artistic creativity. She will be completing a novel entitled Barn 8 over the 2019 calendar year.


Dr. Michael Winship was granted the Houghton Mifflin Fellowship in Publishing History at Houghton Library, Harvard University for his work on book distribution in the United States during the Industrial Era. Dr. Winship will spend Fall 2018 at Houghton Library to complete bibliographical checklists of vital resources to prepare them for publication.

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