Professor Claire Fox named Collegiate Scholar for 2014-16

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May 13, 2014 - 11:00am

Chaden Djalali, dean of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has named two faculty members to the honor of Collegiate Scholar and two others to the honor of Dean’s Scholar.

The 2014-2016 Collegiate Scholars are Claire Fox, associate professor in the Departments of English and Spanish & Portuguese, and Susan Chrysler White, associate professor in the School of Art & Art History. Collegiate Scholar awards honor tenured faculty preparing for promotion to professor who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly or creative work.

The 2014-2016 Dean’s Scholars are Sarah Kanouse, assistant professor in the School of Art & Art History; and Randall McEntaffer, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Dean’s Scholar awards honor assistant professors preparing for tenure review who demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly or creative work.

“I am very happy to recognize these excellent scholars and teachers,” Djalali said. “They serve our students and our state with distinction through their world-class scholarship, artistic production, teaching, and public engagement. I am proud that they are on our faculty, and on behalf of the entire College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, I offer my heartfelt thanks for their service.”

Claire F. Fox is associate professor in the Departments of English and Spanish and Portuguese. Her interests include literary and cultural studies of the Americas, Latina/o American literary and cultural studies, Mexican and U.S.-Mexican border arts and culture, visual culture studies, and cultural policy studies. She is the author of Making Art Panamerican: Cultural Policy and the Cold War (Minnesota 2013) and The Fence and the River: Culture and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border (Minnesota 1999). In 2012 she co-organized the Obermann-International Programs Humanities Symposium on the Latino Midwest, and she is currently co-editing a Latino Midwest Reader with Omar Valerio-Jiménez and Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez (forthcoming, Illinois).