Seven Women Academics Win Book Awards

Jorie Graham, the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, is the first American women to win the United Kingdom’s Forward Prize for the best collection of poetry. Professor Graham was honored for her 12th book, Place: New Poems (Ecco Press, 2012). The award comes with a cash prize of £10,000.

Graham is a graduate of New York University and holds a master of fine arts degree from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Klein

Dr. Boris

Jennifer Klein, a professor of history at Yale University, and Eileen Boris, the Hull Professor and chair of the department of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, are sharing the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. The two women scholars were honored for their book Caring for America: Home Health Care Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Professor Klein holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Professor Boris is a graduate of Boston University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University.

Barbara Ann Naddeo, associate professor of history at the City College of New York, received the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History for her book Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social History (Cornell University Press, 2011).

Professor Naddeo joined the faculty at City College in 2004. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Wendy R. Kohli, professor of educational foundations at the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions at Fairfield University in Connecticut, received the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association for her book Feminism and Educational Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).

Dr. Kohli shares the award with her co-author, Nicholas C. Burbules of the University of Illinois.

Dr. Keeling

Dr. Wall

Arlene Keeling, the Centennial Distinguished Professor of Nursing at the University of Virginia, and Barbara Mann Wall, associate director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, shared the inaugural Mary Robert Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing. They were honored for their book, Nurses on the Front Lines: When Disaster Strikes, 1878-2010 (Spring Publishing, 2011).

Dr. Keeling holds bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia. Barbara Mann Wall received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Texas, her master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, and her Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame.

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