News & Announcements Archive


Recent PhD Graduate Employment

The English department is proud to announce the placement of recent PhD graduates in their full-time employment positions: Grant Shreve, Writer, Office of the Provost at Johns Hopkins University Katarina O’Briain, Assistant Professor, St. Mary’s College Calgary John Sampson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Director of the Writing Center Johns Hopkins University Mande Zecca, Faculty, Harvard College Writing […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Receives Discovery Award

The English Department is proud to announce Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson is the 2019 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Discovery Award. More than ever, the answers to the most challenging questions cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline, or even one division. The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams […]


Recent PhD Recipient Joseph Haley Receives Mellon/ACLS Fellowship

The Department of English is proud to announce that Joseph Haley, who received his PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University in 2016, has been named a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow. “ACLS partnered with the Mellon Foundation in 2010 to create a program that could demonstrate the serious practical value of the doctoral education in […]


Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!

On May 22nd the Department of English hosted a reception honoring the achievements of twenty-three graduating senior majors and seven graduating senior minors. The Department is proud to congratulate our class of 2019!


Spring 2019 Graduate Showcase

The English Department hosted its second annual Graduate Student Showcase on May 3, 2019. A new fixture of Hopkins English, the Showcase provides students with an opportunity to present current research to peers and faculty members. Split into two sessions, this year’s Showcase featured six students presenting or pre-circulating work from forthcoming conferences, journal articles, […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

The Department of English is proud to announce Professor Lawrence Jackson has been named along with Professor Matthew Porterfield 2019 Guggenheim Fellows, a prestigious distinction that recognizes achievements and exceptional promise. They are among a group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers selected from nearly 3,000 applicants. Since its founding, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted […]


Graduate Student Joel Childers Receives AGHI Research Fellowship

The Department of English is proud to announce fifth year graduate student Joel Childers has been awarded the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowship for the Spring 2020 semester. This Fellowship provides a full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for the spring semester and will allow […]


Professor Christopher Cannon Receives IDIES Seed Funding

The Department of English is pleased to announce Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Christopher Cannon’s proposal titled “The History of Meter and the History of English Grammar” in collaboration with Sayeed Choudhury and Mark Patton, is the recipient of the Spring 2019 Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Sciences (IDIES) Seed Funding Initiative Award. The goal of this […]


English Graduate Students Receive Women, Gender, and Sexuality Fellowships

The English Department is proud to announce two current graduate student have received the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Fellowship awards: Sungmey Lee, a current sixth year student, will teach in the Fall of 2019 and Jo Giardini, a current fourth year student, will teach in Spring of 2020. WGS offers six teaching fellowships a […]


Visiting Hinkley Professor Ankhi Mukherjee Joins Hopkins

The Department of English is pleased to announce the arrival of Prof. Ankhi Mukerjee for the Spring term. Prof. Mukherjee, who is John Hinkley Visiting Professor this semester, is Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wadham College. Mukherjee’s primary teaching areas are Victorian and modern (British […]