Samantha McCalla Receives 2018 CCCCs Scholars for the Dream Award

On behalf of the students, faculty and staff at St. John’s University, we extend our sincerest congratulations to Samantha McCalla, who won the 2018 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award.

McCalla, a scholar of the St. John’s University English Department, will be announced as a recipient of the CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award on Thursday, March 15, during the 2018 CCCC Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

An excerpt from the press release reads as follows:

“CCCC sponsors the Scholars for the Dream Awards to encourage scholarship by historically underrepresented groups. This includes Black, Latinx, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander scholars—persons whose presence and whose contributions are central to the full realization of our professional goals.

CCCC offers to scholars up to twenty travel awards of $1,000 each, sponsors a reception for all award winners, and offers a one-year membership in NCTE and CCCC. The Awards Selection Committee considers originality of research, significance of pedagogical or theoretical contributions to the field, and potential for larger, subsequent projects.”

UPDATE: You can read more about Samantha’s story on the St. John’s University website!

Again:  congrats, Samantha!

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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