Lauren Kirkpatrick

Sep 20, 2018

College Celebrates Its Outstanding Faculty

NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored our top scholars, advisers and teachers earlier this fall during a reception for new and returning faculty and staff. Here are some of the faculty who were recognized, and the awards they received.

Jun 26, 2018

Remember the Humanity of Immigrants, This Poet Urges

NC State poet and English professor Eduardo Corral is the son of migrants who crossed into Nogales, Arizona, in the 1970s. Corral says his “gaze, heart and soul” are always attuned to border issues. The PBS News Hour spoke with Corral, who hopes his work "makes the internal lives of immigrants visible, something [that's] forgotten or intentionally omitted in the national conversation."

Jun 21, 2018

The Cult Classics That Never Die

From “Pink Flamingos” to “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” cult films have staying power. NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon discusses the genre on “Movies On The Radio” with WUNC-FM State of Things host Frank Stasio.

Jun 18, 2018

You Can’t Play With Us: The Discursive Exclusion of Colin Kaepernick

When NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, debates flared. What was going on beneath the surface of those public conversations? As someone studying rhetoric and composition, NC State graduate student Jose Martinez dove deep to research the discursive exchanges that followed Kaepernick's actions.

May 18, 2018

Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognized for Excellence and Service

The college recognized six staff members for 2018 Awards for Excellence during an annual luncheon celebrating all staff and their service to Humanities and Social Sciences.

May 11, 2018

Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction

Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy.

Apr 8, 2018

NC State Professor’s Novel Connects Her Two Worlds of Africa and the South

Author and NC State Professor of English Elaine Neil Orr explores the civil rights movement in Winston-Salem, NC, in her new novel, “Swimming Between Worlds."

Apr 6, 2018

Orchestra Event Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

"The Dream is Alive," a concert celebrating Martin Luther King, includes a talk with English prof. Jason Miller, an expert on King's 1962 speech in Rocky Mount that inspired MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, as well as the concert's world-premiere composition.

Apr 4, 2018

English Prof. Shows Langston Hughes’ Hidden Influence on MLK

NC State Professor of English Jason Miller offers a new analysis of poet Langston Hughes' influence on some of Martin Luther King's most powerful speeches.

Apr 3, 2018

When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh

In this op-ed, English Professor Jason Miller recounts when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Reynolds Coliseum on NC State's campus in 1966, while factions of the Ku Klux Klan protested in downtown Raleigh.