UTEP English Professors Win NEH Awards!
Dr. Isabel Baca and Dr. Robert Gunn, both associate professors from the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts at UTEP, have been awarded grants to advance research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Dr. Baca will receive a $100,000 Humanities Initiatives grant to develop curricula for an undergraduate bilingual professional writing certificate focusing on translation theory and ethics.
Dr. Gunn will receive a $50,400 Award for Faculty grant to support research for his next book, which will explore the relationship of multiple time-keeping practices to literary and storytelling form among indigenous, Spanish, Mexican and U.S. residents in western North America borderlands from the 17th century to the 19th century.
Dr. Stephen Crites, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UTEP, said that “NEH Fellowships and Grants are among the most prestigious and competitive awards that faculty in the Humanities can receive, and it is a tremendous affirmation of the quality of research and of program development in the Department of English at UTEP that Dr. Gunn and Dr. Baca have received these awards. These awards reflect both the exemplary accomplishments of these two individual faculty members and the fact that the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts are consistently producing and enabling Tier One quality work from UTEP's faculty.”