Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, who earned her Ph.D. in English at Baylor in 2009, has been named the winner of the 2019 Hiett Prize by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. The Hiett Prize honors young humanities scholars whose work shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. You can read more at the Hiett Prize web site. Jessica is currently associate professor of English at John Brown University.
Professor Arna Hemenway has published a new short story, “Wolves of Karelia,” in the August issue of the Atlantic Monthly. The print issue is out now, or you can read his story online at the Atlantic website. Congratulations, Arna, on this fantastic achievement!
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Ford, who has been named a 2019 Centennial Professor! The Centennial Professors Award, which was created by the Baylor Class of 1945, provides two tenured faculty members with $5,000 for research projects. Dr. Ford will be conducting research this summer in the Eudora Welty Collection, which is housed in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in Jackson, Mississippi.
Congratulations to Baylor English alumnus Dean Rader (BA ’89), who has just received a Guggenheim Fellowship! Following his Baylor graduation, Dean earned a Ph.D. in English at SUNY Binghamton and is currently Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. He is a widely published poet and a scholar in Indigenous American Studies. He has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and competitive fellowships in North America, to work on a new poetry collection. For more information, visit the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation web site or Dean's personal web site.
Dr. Chloe Honum, assistant professor of creative writing, is the winner of the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand’s most prestigious writing fellowship. It's a national literary award offering published New Zealand writers, based both locally and internationally, the opportunity to focus on their craft full-time through a stipend and tenure at the Sargeson Centre in Auckland. Congratulations, Dr. Honum!