Two UNH English professors have received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to support their humanities projects this year. They are the only two scholars in the State of New Hampshire to receive NEH awards this year.
Assistant professor Cord Whitaker received a $25,000 Enduring Questions Pilot Course Grant to support his development of an undergraduate course based on the question, "What is racial difference?"
Cord Whitaker, assistant professor of English, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship for junior faculty. The award supports promising research by young scholars who "are committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and sciences."
The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program provides one year of financial support, mentoring, and a fall retreat for participants. Its goal is to "aid the scholarly research and intellectual growth of fellows."
Dennis Britton, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship to work at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC for the 2012-13 academic year.