Faculty Notes

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Linda Bierds’ new book, Roget’s Illusion (Marian Wood/ Putnam, 2014) was one of ten nominees for the National Book Award for Poetry; work from the book was included in BestAmerican Poetry, 2014 (Scribner’s).

David Bosworth was promoted to full professor. His new book The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession was published by Wipf and Stock, August, 2014.

After her arrival at Washington as an assistant professor, Nancy Bou Ayash was awarded the 2014 James Berlin Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). She has presented her work at CCCC, MLA, and the Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition. Her most recent work appears in the edited collection, Transnational Writing Programs (Utah State UP, 2015).

Louis Chude-Sokei was promoted to full professor. During 2014-2015, he published “George Washington’s ‘Mammy’” in The Believer; “‘Culture: Negro, Black and Nigger’: A Contemporary Observation,” in The Black Scholar; “The Newly Black Americans: African Immigrants and Black America,” in Transition: An International Review (113); an editor’s note, “States of Black Studies,” in The Black Scholar (44) and “Asymmetries of Race and Empire: J.M.G. Le Clézio’s Onitsha,” in Onitsha at the Millennium: Legacy, History and Transformation, edited by Nkiru Uwechia Nzegwu, (New York: Africa Resource P).

Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges was promoted to principal lecturer.

Juan Guerra was promoted to full professor. His book, Degrees of Difference: Navigating and Negotiating Classrooms, Campuses, and Communities is forthcoming from Routledge in the National Council of Teachers of English Book Program.

Suhanthie Motha’s book, Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching: Creating Responsible and Ethical Anti-Racist Practice was published by Teachers College Press at Columbia University.

Candice Rai was promoted to associate professor. Her book, Democracy’s Lot: Rhetoric, Publics, and the Places of Invention is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press in its Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique series.

Henry Staten’s book, co-authored with Derek Attridge, The Craft of Poetry: Dialogues on Minimal Interpretation, is forthcoming from Routledge.