Graduate Student Notes July/August 2018
Threa Almontaser will read at LitSPARK’s So & So Series Reading on September 14 at LUMP. Ina Cariño’s essay “Spam Stigma: An Open Letter to White People” was published by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Cariño will read at So & So […]
Graduate Student Notes for May/June 2018
Ina Cariño’s creative nonfiction piece “Spam Stigma: An Open Letter to White People” was published on May 7 by VIDA Review. Cariño’s poem “Feast” was the winner of the Sundress Publications 2017 Poetry Broadside Contest. The broadsides are available for […]
Wolf of the Week: Stories from the Field
Each week, the Graduate School will feature a graduate student or postdoc who exemplifies exceptional leadership and communication skills both inside and outside of the classroom. The Wolf of the Week student will share research, personal NC State anecdotes and some tips for success. Tim Becker is a Masters student in the English department, and his research focuses on epistemology in the teaching of writing.
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.
Ina Cariño (MFA ’19) Wins Poetry Broadside Contest
Josephine “Ina” Cariño’s poem “Feast” was the winner of Sundress Publications’ 2017 Poetry Broadside Contest. Broadsides of the poem will be printed at Sundress Academy for the Arts and are available for pre-order at their online store. Like much of Cariño’s […]
2018 Distinguished Capstone Awards
Four English graduate students have received 2018 Distinguished Capstone Awards from the English Department. These projects will also be nominated for the 2017-18 Humanities & Social Sciences Capstone Award competition, which takes place in September. MA English Matt Sarda (Advisor: […]
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.
Graduate Student Notes for April 2018
GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS Emily Cataneo’s creative nonfiction essay “The Berliner Who Evaded Arrest” was published in Off Assignment. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE ON LINGUISTICS (SECOL) A number of graduate students and faculty members presented at the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL), held […]
How Memes Use Humor to Discredit African-American English
A recent study from linguistics graduate student Shalina Omar finds video memes can use humor to contribute to — and reinforce — negative views of black culture.
Graduate Student Notes for March 2018
ASSOCIATION OF ENGLISH GRADUATE STUDENTS CONFERENCE This year’s AEGS graduate conference included seven panels on the theme E.D.G.E. (Explore, Discover, Grow, Engage) and featured a keynote address by John Morillo on the process of research. Participants included 20 researchers from NC […]