Professor Nancy Bou Ayash awarded the MLA's Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize

Submitted by Anis Bawarshi on
Translingual Realities book cover

Professor Nancy Bou Ayash has been awarded the MLA's Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize for her book Toward Translingual Realities in Composition: (Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices.  The prize is awarded for an outstanding work on language, culture, literature, or literacy with strong application to the teaching of English. The award will be presented at the MLA convention in San Fransisco.  Here is the press release.

This is a major award and recognition, one of the most prestigious for a book in Rhetoric and Composition Studies, and it is the second major award for Professor Bou Ayash's book, which previously received the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Research Impact Award in 2021.  This means that Bou Ayash has been awarded best book prizes from two of the largest organizations in English studies.  What makes the Shaughnessy prize all the more impressive this year is that books published in 2020 or 2021 were eligible for the award, as were books published in 2018 or 2019 and submitted in 2020 while the MLA offices were closed because of the pandemic.