News Archive

left to right, Dr. Jameta Barlow and Dr. Danika Meyers.

UWP Professors Recognized for Teaching, Service

Professors Jameta Barlow and Danika Myers were recognized for their excellence in teaching and mentoring at the CCAS celebrations this past weekend.

Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal

Identity and Activism: A Candid and Vulnerable Conversation with Nabila Hijazi

UWP Teaching Assistant Professor of Writing, Nabila Hijazi, was interviewed by Spark as part of a scholar-activist project.

 Esha Devjani presents on Textile Research Day with her slideshow showing Lia Cook’s Work.

A New UW1020 Course Open Doors to the Textile Museum

First-year students in Dr. Rachel Pollack’s course, Art and The History of Textiles dazzled with their presentations on Textile Research Day.

Spring 2024 UWP Professor Awards

Professors Mantler, Smith Win Book Awards

Two UWP professors recently won awards for their books published in 2023.

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Teaching and Learning a Joyful Citation Praxis: Affective Relations for Fostering Community Through Our Compositions

Article published in Radical Teacher, co-authored by University Assistant Professor of Writing Kylie Quave and of Anthropology and Savannah Hagen Ohbi.

Law and Disorder Radio

“SCOTUS Oral Arguments: Social Media Platforms”

UWP Assistant Professor of Writing, Zachary Wolfe, appeared on the March 18, 2024 episode of the Law and Disorder podcast.

Dr. Nabila Hijazi and Dr. Mark Mullen face the camera, holding a trophy between them.

Fall 2023 UWP Holiday Bake Off Winners

Announcing the UWP Holiday Bake Off Winners of Fall 2023: Dr. Nabila Hijazi and Dr. Mark Mullen!

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Five Books to Kick off Women’s History Month

UWP Faculty Caroline J. Smith featured in: A few of the many reads by GW alumnae and faculty that explore contemporary and historical women’s lives.

2023 UWP Publication Highlights

The UWP had a banner year in terms of book publishing and other publications in writing studies and related disciplines.

Professor Jameta Barlow

‘Writing Blackgirls’ and Women’s Health Science’

Edited by CCAS professor Jameta Barlow, the collection of works focuses on the well-being of Black girls and women.

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The Future of Foreign Languages: Interpretation, Translation, and Language Learning in the Age of A.I.

Featuring: J.M. Paiz, GWU English for Academic Purposes Program and UWP Special Topic faculty! Join us for a lively discussion of the many ways that A.I. is changing the way we think about languages. This event is part of the GW University Seminar Series on A.I. and the Humanities.

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How Stress Affects Black Women and Tips for How to Manage

Dr. Jameta Nicole Barlow , director of undergraduate studies and assistant professor of writing, health policy, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, quoted in Healthline article.

Arthur Wheelock speaking with students in Professor Pollack's UW1020: Dutch Art at The National Gallery of Art

A Weekday with Wheelock

UW1020 Students meet Arthur Wheelock at The National Gallery of Art on December 1st, 2023.

Michelle Kelsey-Mitchell, an adjunct in the Milken Institute SPH, worked on her dissertation during the retreat. (William Atkins/GW Today)

Faculty Writing Retreat Centers Passion, Practicality

The three-day retreat on the Mount Vernon Campus gave faculty a chance to focus on writing before the start of the spring semester.

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Caroline J. Smith's Season to Taste featured on Books Network Podcast

Season to Taste featured on Books Network Podcast - Dec 14th 2023

Caroline Smith in her kitchen holding her new book

Our Kitchens, Ourselves

In her new book, Writing Professor Caroline J. Smith serves up a tour of how kitchens have changed over the decades to reflect societal shifts and gender politics.

Students at listen to speaker at event

Student Filmmakers Create ‘Not Just Another Home Video’

A University Writing course culminated in a final project that was a five-minute video telling a story of themselves and their families.

Wendy Wagner, Mary Brown and Phyllis Mentzell Ryder discussed mutually empowering partnerships between people from academic and community institutions.

Transformation Is Mutual in Campus-Community Partnerships

Dr. Phyllis Ryder & Sister Mary Brown on “Black Leadership and Shared Humanity: A Profile of Generative Reciprocity for Racial Equity” honored in Nov 28th event.

From left to right, Julia Russo, Bailey Moore, Amira Al Amin, Clarence Page, Bell Clement, and Owen Clements at the 2023 JCC Awards Ceremony.

2023 Julian Clement Chase Award: Inaugural Year for Three Prizes

The 2023 Julian Clement Chase Awards presents two new prizes!

From left, Steven V. Roberts, Nassirou Diallo, Christine Brown-Quinn and Joseph Wright. (Abby Greenawalt/For GW Today)

Spirit of GW Awards Recognizes Alumni, Faculty and University Supporters

Spirit of GW Awards Recognizes Alumni, Faculty and University Supporters

Book cover of Gordon Mantler's The Multiracial Promise on the left-it is blue and shows people during a March with Harold Washington centered and the cover of Caroline Smith's  Season to Taste on the right which shows a green and yellow kitchen space with large pots and vegetables and a woman on the left side in sepia tones drinking from a tasting spoon.

UWP Professors’ Books Out This Spring

Professors Gordon K. Mantler and Caroline J. Smith published their latest books this spring.

Cayo Gamber lectures under a power point projection at Yad Vashem.

Gamber leads workshop at Yad Vashem

At invitation of Yad Vashem, Professor Cayo Gamber presented a workshop devoted to interrogating the ethics of engaging with interactive Holocaust-survivor AIs.

UWP 2022 Research Highlights

Despite the lingering impact of the covid pandemic, UWP had another productive research year in writing studies and other disciplines.

Owen Clements, Bell Clement, Izy Carney, Gordon Mantler, and Phyllis Ryder at the October JCC ceremony.

Julian Clement Chase Ceremony Highlights DC History: Environmental Justice and FBI Surveillance

DC Political Analyst Tom Sherwood and GW Alum Izy Carney were the featured speakers at the 7th annual Julian Clement Chase Award Ceremony on Thursday Oct 13.

New Prizes celebrate GWU’s Connections with the District of Columbia

The Julian Clement Chase Creative Writing in Washington Prize and the Julian Clement Chase Prize for Community Impact in the District of Columbia were announced

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Storytelling event remembers Kathy Larsen

The UWP recently held a storytelling event on the Mount Vernon campus in memory of colleague and friend Kathy Larsen, who passed away in February.

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UWP professors win CCAS awards

Professors Randi Kristensen and Phil Troutman were recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences this spring

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In Memoriam: Kathy Larsen

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of our colleague and friend Kathy Larsen, a teaching assistant professor of writing.

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GW Debate Participates in DC Statehood Debate

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, George Washington University and Gallaudet's University Debate teams participated in the first ever bilingual debate conducted in English and American Sign Language. Hosted virtually over Zoom, the topic was DC Statehood. To learn more about the debate, read the InsideHigherEd article or GW Today article written about this event, or watch the debate recording on facebook. 

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CWPA statement on Jan. 6 Events and the Importance of Writing & Rhetoric

The Council of Writing Program Administrators issued the following statement on January 12, in response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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WID Distinguished Lecture

UWP Students Publish and Present UW1020 Research at Conferences

Professor Phillip Troutman's UW1020 students have had tremendous success publishing and presenting their UW1020 research.

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UWP Awarded the CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

UWP Award for Writing Program Certificate of Excellence in 2018

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WID Welcomes Grace A. Musila as Distinguished Lecturer

The Writing Program welcomed Grace A. Musila to present the WID Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 17th. 

Rachel Riedner wins 2013 Elizabeth Flynn Award

Rachel Riedner wins Award

WID Program Recognized For Excellence

WID Program Ranked for Excellence