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Dr. Barbara McCaskill receives IWS Faculty Award at Women Faculty Reception

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Dr. Barbara McCaskill, Professor of English, Associate Academic Director of the Willson Center, Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Women's Studies and the Institute for African American Studies, was this year's recipient of the IWS Faculty Award, presented at the annual Women Faculty Reception on September 27, 2023. The award was given in appreciation for Dr. McCaskill's internationally recognized scholarship, her decades of leadership in African American Studies, literature and public humanities, her mentorship of students and junior colleagues, and her abiding interest in finding new ways to educate, research, explore, and advocate. Dean Anna Stenport provided opening remarks and Dr. Nichole Ray introduced Dr. McCaskill to an appreciative crowd of faculty, graduate students, administrators, and staff. In recognition of Dr. McCaskill's current research project with the Penn Center National Historic Landmark, IWS presented her with a Geechee sweetgrass basket, a traditional handcraft of Gullah Geechee culture. 


Professor, English, Associate Academic Director, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts
Principal Lecturer
Director, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

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