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Our faculty is made up of internationally recognized writers and scholars. 

Judith Goldman, Carine Mardorossian, and Hershini Young have been awarded Humanities Institute Fellowships for 2015-16. In addition, Goldman has been named OVPRED/HI Fellows because their projects especially well represent the interdisciplinary mission of both HI and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.  

• Judith Goldman, Assistant Professor, English
“______ Mt. [blank mount]”
• Carine Mardorossian, Professor, English
“Creolized Ecologies in Caribbean Literature”
• Hershini Young, Associate Professor, English
“The Vulnerability of Horizontality”

Bruce Jackson’s 1972 book Wake Up Dead Man, on the expressive culture of Ramsey State Farm, was recently featured in the Oxford American as well as The New Yorker’s section on “Weekend Reading,” for his field work on African American prison work songs. 
A letter to the editor about a recent article about the decline in humanities majors nationwide, as well as at UB, and the valuable skills that students learn from the humanities was written by Graham Hammill, professor and chair of the Department of English.
The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), established in 1973, is a non-profit, tax-exempt, non-partisan educational organization in the United States. AIPS also operates offices in Pakistan where it is incorporated as a bi-national exchange program. AIPS is also a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. The mission of AIPS is to encourage and support research on issues relevant to Pakistan and the promotion of scholarly exchange between the United States and Pakistan. To fulfill this mission, AIPS provides research fellowships to American researchers, administers lectureships, and sponsors academic conferences.
Professor Carrie Bramen was recently elected Chair of the American Literature Section of the MLA for 2015-2016, succeeding Michele Elam from Stanford.