Monthly Archives: August 2013

Summer defense


Celeste Melendez successfully defended her thesis “Soul Folk, Unzipped:The Intersection of Black Studies and Contemporary Erotica” in July.  We wish Celeste continued success as she pursues further graduate study and teaching in Texas.


Outstanding Grad Student


Congratulations to Jewel Williams, who is about to begin her doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee.  Jewel successfully defended her thesis “Changing the Game: A 21st-Century Perspective on the Use of the Supernatural in Multicultural Literatures” and was recognized by the Department of English as this year’s outstanding graduate student.