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SLA Awards & Accolades

11/28/2018   |  Archived Accolades

Professor of English Zachary Lazar's book Vengeance was recently selected as part of the 2019 One Book One New Orleans, a campaign for literacy and community.

Nancy Wyllie (M.F.A. ’82) won The Americas Award for Best Experimental Short Film at The Americas Film Festival New York on June 15, 2018. Her film “Reenactments,” takes a hard look at gun violence in America. The Awards Ceremony was held at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.The festival is organized by The City University of New York and represents the rich diversity of the cultures, languages, and stories of North America, Central America, and South America.

Ferruh Yilmaz, associate professor in the Department of Communication received British Academy’s International Visiting Fellowship for six months (August 2018 – January 2019) and is based at the University of Westminster in London. During his stay in the UK, he will be collecting data for his next research project. He has already given a public talk about his book, How the Workers Became Muslims on October 23, 2018 at the University of Westminster.