Professors Maria Anna Mariani and Larissa Brewer-García are Recognized for Excellence in Research

Maria Anna Mariani, an Assistant Professor of Modern Italian Literature, has been selected for a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). With the support of the NEH Summer Stipend, Professor Mariani will continue work on her upcoming fourth book, As I Write Dying: Memoirs of the End.

This project focuses on the other blind spot, along with birth, in writing the self: the unknowable experience of one’s own death. She will examine how contemporary authors chronicle their deaths in public writing for a mass audience.

An Associate Professor of Latin American Literature, Larissa Brewer-García was recently awarded an Honorable Mention by the Latin American Studies Association for the triennial award for the best article by an advanced scholar in Colonial Latin American Studies. She was selected for her 2023 article, “Gender and the Work of Missionary Translation: The Case of Black Women Interpreters among the Jesuits in Seventeenth-Century Cartagena de Indias.” 

Please join us in congratulating both of these incredible faculty members!