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PhD Student and Recent Alumna Awarded

Erik Carlson, a fourth-year PhD student in English, has won the John Leyerle-CARA Prize for Dissertation Research, a fellowship sponsored by The Medieval Academy of America. The fellowship goes to one student in an international competition and provides $1000 dollars to fund a research trip to use the collections at the University of Toronto. Erik will use the collections' Dictionary of Old English project for research related to his dissertation. His adviser is Andrew Scheil. . . . Kathleen Howard, who defended her dissertation "The Word Made Flesh: The Perception of Holiness in the Texts of Late Medieval and Early Modern Women in England" under the direction of Rebecca Krug in 2009, has just been awarded an ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship. She will be serving her appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Stony Brook from 2010-12.