Stephanie Leigh Batiste, CCAS MPhil ’99, PhD ’03

Stephanie Leigh Batiste, CCAS MPhil ’99, PhD ’03 will receive the Modern Language Association of America’s (MLA) eleventh annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize. Batiste, who teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is recognized for her book Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance, published by Duke University Press. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture. The William Sanders Scarborough Prize is one of fifteen awards that will be presented Jan. 5, 2013, during the association’s annual convention, to be held in Boston. The members of the selection committee were Thadious M. Davis (Univ. of Pennsylvania), chair; Madhu Dubey (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago); and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern Univ.). A full list of winners is available on the association’s website.

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