Three Women Professors Win Prestigious Book Awards

Hellerstein KathrynbookKathryn Hellerstein, an associate professor of Yiddish in the department of Germanic languages and literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies from the Jewish Book Council. Dr. Hellerstein is being honored for her book A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014). Dr. Hellerstein will receive the award on March 11 at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

culverbookaAnnika A. Culver, an assistant professor of history at Florida State University in Tallahassee, won the 2015 Book Prize of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. She was honored for her book Glorify the Empire: Japanese Avant-Garde Propaganda in Manchukuo (University of British Columbia Press, 2013). She received the award at the association’s 54th annual meeting on the campus of the University of Virginia. Dr. Culver joined the faculty at Florida State in 2013. Previously, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Ph.D. in modern Japanese intellectual history from the University of Chicago.

Boisseron_book_awardbookBBenedicte Boisseron, an associate professor of French and Francophone language and literature at the University of Montana, has been selected to receive the Nicolas Guillen Outstanding Book Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association. She is being honored for her book Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora (University Press of Florida, 2014) Dr. Boisseron will receive the award this June at the association’s convention in Mexico. Dr. Boisseron studied at the University of Paris and then earned a Ph.D. in French literature at the University of Michigan.

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