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Spring 2014 Graduate Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Spring 2014 semester:

Jessica Braccio   5th Annual Texas A&M History Conference
Charles Carpenter North American Levinas Conference
Robin Henry University of Virginia English Graduate Conference
José Jiménez-Justiniano Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
Toni Loftin Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies Conference
Lance Lusk Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference
D. Michael Mims Texas Oral History Association Conference
Sarah Valente The Holocaust in Hungry, 70 Years On

 

Doctorate Awarded at August Ceremony

Congratulations to Sandra L. Glahn, who was awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the August 2013 hooding ceremony!

 

Doctoral Candidate is Awarded Fellowship for Cultural Research

Lilian Calles Barger

The American Association of University Women has awarded Lilian Calles Barger, a doctoral candidate in the School of Arts and Humanities, the American Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014.

“I am thrilled to have value ascribed to my project so early in the process. With the support of my committee, the fellowship allows me the opportunity to apply sustained focus in sharpening my arguments and renews the hope of family and friends that I will finish,” Barger said.

Barger’s dissertation, “Human Liberation from Below: Transnational Origins of Liberation Theology, 1775-1975,” provides a cultural history of ideas at the intersection of religion and politics in the American hemisphere.
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Seven Doctorates Awarded at May Ceremony

Congratulations to Diane Durant, Julienne Greer, Bart Chaney, Ambronita Douzart, Yuehong Chen, Terje Saar-Hambazaza, and Kyle Simmons, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the May 2013 hooding ceremony!

 

Winner of 2013 Claire Myers Owens Doctoral Research Award Announced:

Congratulations to Janet Broihier (PhD candidate in Humanities) who was awarded the second annual Claire Myers Owens Doctoral Research Award. The award carries a stipend of $1000 and is intended to support travel by advanced doctoral students for research or conferences. Ms. Broihier will use her award in support of a trip to France to undertake research for her dissertation, “Paul Gauguin, Pierre Loti, and Victor Segalen: Exoticism and Fin-de-Siècle French Culture.”

The Claire Myers Owens award is funded by the generosity of Miriam Kalman Friedman (UTD Ph.D. in Humanities, 1997) and her husband Robert H. Friedman, M.D. The award arises from Miriam Friedman's dissertation on Claire Myers Owens, a Texas-born writer and lecturer.

We are grateful for the continuing support of Drs. Friedman.

 

Winner of 2013 Sherry Clarkson Prize Announced: Carroll Clayton Savant


Research, Art and WritingCongratulations to Carroll Clayton Savant, the winner of the 2013 Sherry Clarkson prize for the best conference paper or presentation at the RAW (Research/Art/Writing) Symposium held March 22-23. The prize is named in honor of Ms. Sherry Clarkson, who served for many years as the Graduate Coordinator in the School of Arts and Humanities. The pool of submissions was quite strong, which shows the quality of this year's presentations.

This year's winner is Carroll Clayton Savant for his paper, "'Whistle While you Work': The Construction of the Myth of Englishness through the Working Soundscapes in George Eliot's Adam Bede." The Prize Committee writes, “Carroll's presentation exemplified the qualities outlined in the guidelines for the Prize: academic excellence; clarity and fluidity of prose; significant findings and/or conclusions.  The paper presented a well-articulated argument, framed by a fitting and memorable introduction.  Further, the paper demonstrated a creative and interdisciplinary research agenda by critically engaging scholarship in other fields in order to find a new angle from which to approach Eliot's work.  The paper was especially commendable for taking a ‘transnational turn’ in its analysis of nationalism, reflecting a keen awareness of the current scholarly discourse in which it deservedly participates.”

 

Four Doctorates Awarded at December Ceremony

Congratulations to Dallie Bremer ClarkAnne HealyGjeke Marinaj, and Jeffrey F. Pettineo, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the December hooding ceremony!

Fall 2012 Graduate Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the Fall 2012 semester:
Courtney Dombroski                       South Central Modern Language Association
Jill Foltz                                           Generations and Traditions: How Design Moves Forward
Robin Henry                                    Southwest Regional Community College Humanities Association
Jennifer Hudson                              South Central Modern Language Association
Mona Kasra                                     Flow Conference
Michael Schraeder                          Literature and Film Association Conference

Four Doctorates Awarded at August Ceremony

Congratulations to Caroline Austin-Bolt, Justin Brumit, William Rough, and Michael Stone, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the August hooding ceremony!

Four Doctorates Awarded at May Ceremony

Congratulations to Janine Curry, Celucien Joseph, Qin Guo, and Shirley Terrell, who were awarded the Ph.D. in Humanities at the May hooding ceremony!

Winner of Claire Myers Owens Doctoral Research Award Announced: Lilian Calles Barger

Congratulations to Lilian Barger (PhD candidate in Humanities) who was awarded the inaugural Claire Myers Owens Doctoral Research Award. The award carries a stipend of $500 and is intended to support travel for research or conferences. Ms. Barger will use her award in support of a research trip to South America for her dissertation, "Human Liberation From Below: Transnational Origins of Liberation Theology, 1775-1975."

The Claire Myers Owens award is funded by the generosity of Miriam Kalman Friedman (UTD Ph.D. in Humanities, 1997) and her husband Robert H. Friedman, M.D. The award arises from Miriam Friedman's dissertation on Claire Myers Owens, a Texas-born writer and lecturer.

We are grateful for the support of Drs. Friedman.

Winner of 1st Annual Sherry Clarkson Prize Announced: Terje Saar-Hambazaza

Congratulations to Terje Saar-Hambazaza, the winner of the first annual Sherry Clarkson prize for the best conference paper or presentation at the RAW Symposium. The prize is named in honor of Ms. Sherry Clarkson, who served for many years as the Graduate Coordinator in the School of Arts and Humanities. The pool of submissions was quite strong, which shows the quality of this year's presentations.

This year's winner is Terje Saar-Hambazaza for "'You're Scared of Me Just Because I'm Myself': Anzia Yezierska and the Reconciling of Multiple Identities."

An Honorable Mention was awarded to Brad Hennigan for his paper, "Toward a Methodology for Writing Dynamically Immersive Branching Dialogue in Digital Games and Simulations."

2011-12 Graduate Travel Grants

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Graduate Travel Grants during the 2011-12 academic year:

Bart Chaney U. S. Intellectual History Conference
Stacey Chen Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
Jill Foltz OSU Humanities Graduate Conference
George Henson Queer Places, Practices, & Lives Conference
Jennifer Hudson OSU Humanities Graduate Conference
Diane McGurren Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference
Lourdes Molina South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
Blake Remington North American Levinas Society Conference
Jake Wolfson American Comparative Literature Association Conference

These students were selected from a competitive pool. The Dean and the faculty are delighted that our students are making progress in their professional careers and bringing positive attention to the A&H Graduate Programs.

Distinction between MA and PhD courses effective Fall 2010

Effective Fall 2010, the School of Arts & Humanities will institute a distinction between master's and doctoral courses. We believe that this change will strengthen doctoral education. See more details.

Changes to Doctoral Field Examinations

Effective August 1, 2009, two changes have been made to the procedures for the doctoral field examinations. First, a form is now required in order to schedule the examinations. Second, examination questions and answers will be distributed electronically. See more details.

PhDs Awarded in 2009

PhDs Awarded in 2010

PhDs Awarded in 2011

PhDs Awarded in 2012

PhDs Awarded in 2013