Tuesday, March 5, 2013

De Oliveira Wins A&S Award

De Oliveira
Becky De Oliveira has won the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Student Essay Award for 2012-2013.  The winning essay, "GIVE ME LIBERTY: From Quiet Optimism to Loud Discontent in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," examines Harriet Jacobs's various strategies of resistance to slavery.  The awards committee was "impressed by the quality" of her essay and expressed pride in having her as a member of the college.  De Oliveira is pursuing a PhD in the department's English Education program and wrote the essay as her final project for a Fall 2012 class on slavery.

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