Director Paula Moya was recently interviewed for an article featured in the gender news section of The Clayman Institute for Gender Research's website about the importance of teaching literature and its effect on how we view race, class, and gender. Read the full article here: "Why Literature Matters for Social Justice: Paula Moya's interdisciplinary methodology offers response to the "crisis of the humanities."
Congratulations to Kyla Wazana Tompkins for winning the Lora Romero "first book" prize from the American Studies Association.
The prize honors Lora Romero, a valued and long-active member of the American Studies Association, former Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and author of Home Fronts: Nineteenth Century Domesticity and Its Critics (1997).
Kyla joins two other recent MTL Alums in winning this distinguished award.
• 2013: Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century (NYU Press, 2012)
• 2012: Nicole Fleetwood, Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
• 2009: Alicia R. Schmidt Camacho, Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (New York University Press, 2008)
Program Administrator Monica Moore recently won the Amy J. Blue Award. Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Award winners in May with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard. This year's winners are: Alba Holgado, digital course management coordinator at Stanford Law School; Tony Gaspar, lead glazier in the Glass & Sign Shop; and Monica Moore, program administrator for American Studies, Feminist Studies, and Modern Thought and Literature. News Service Videographer Kurt Hickman captured highlights of the event. Watch the video. Read more about Monica Moore's years of service -- spanning four decades -- to Stanford in the Stanford Report.
Ramón Saldívar has been nominated by President Obama to the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board. Over the next six years, he will have the opportunity to be an influential voice for the Humanities. Read the full story about Saldívar's nomination in the Stanford Report.