Tamika Carey Receives AAUW Dissertation Fellowship
The Writing Program is pleased to announce that Composition and Cultural Rhetoric doctoral candidate Tamika Carey has been selected to receive an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2009-2010 academic year.
AAUW provides one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women and the awards are highly competitive. During the 2009-2010 grant review process, there were over 1,000 applications with 681 semifinalists. Of the semifinalists, 62 fellowships were awarded.
Tamika's project, tentatively titled, "We've Come This Far By Faith and Fiction: African American Rhetorics of Healing," analyzes the rhetorical strategies and literacy practices employed within the discourse on healing found in recent African American self-help literature and film in order to determine their implications on Black female audiences. For more on the AAUW, please see the information below.
Please join us in congratulating Tamika on this significant achievement.
More about AAUW: Since 1881, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. The Association - with approximately 100,000 members, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners nationwide - advocates education and equity. Since its founding, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day--educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in our public policy efforts, programs, the AAUW Leadership and Training Institute, and diversity initiatives.
The AAUW Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Each year the Foundation provides about $4 million in fellowships, grants, and awards for outstanding women around the globe and for community action projects. The Foundation also funds pioneering research on women, girls, and education. (www.aauw.org/about/index.cfm)