Three Academic Women Awarded Book Prizes

BrigidCohenBrigid Cohen, an assistant professor of music at New York University, received the 2013 Lewis Lockwood Prize from the American Musicological Society. The award honors the best book by an emerging scholar in the field of music. Dr. Cohen was honored for her book Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diaspora (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She earned a master’s degree in musicology at King’s College London and a Ph.D. in musicology at Harvard University.

harrisElizabeth Harris, associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Dakota, received an award and cash prize from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Culture in Rome. Harris was honored for her translation of the book Giacomo’s Seasons (Autumn Hill Books, 2012) by Mario Rigoni Stern.

Professor Harris has been on the faculty at the University of North Dakota since 2004. She previously taught at Bluffton College in Ohio. Harris is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and two master or fine arts degrees from the University of Arkansas.

kathleen_partheKathleen Parthe, director of Russian studies at the University of Rochester, has been selected to receive the 2013 Book Prize for Best Scholarly Translation into English from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. She will be honored at the association’s annual conference in Chicago in January for the book A Herzen Reader (Northwestern University Press, 2012).

Professor Parthe is the founding editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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