University of Rochester Scholar Wins Prize for Best First Book

University of Rochester Scholar Supritha RajanSupritha Rajan, an associate professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, has been chosen to receive the Modern Language Association’s Prize for a First Book. Dr. Rajan was honored at the Modern Language Association’s Annual Meeting, recently held in Philadelphia.

Dr. Rajan was honored for her book A Tale of Two Capitalism: Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain (University of Michigan Press, 2015). The award committee lauded the book for its “undeniable historical, cultural, and literary value.”

Dr. Rajan joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 2007. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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