Aoise Stratford, lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, recently won the CAITY (Contingent/Adjunct/Independent Scholar/Two-Year Caucus) Essay Award from the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). Stratford received the award for her essay "Abortion, Infanticide, Sterilization and the Monstrous Maternal in Suzan-Lori Parks' Red Letter Plays."
The CAITY Essay Award is presented annually for the best essay developed from a paper presented by contingent faculty, adjunct instructors, independent scholars, and two-year college faculty members at a NeMLA convention section. Stratford previously presented her paper as part of a panel on feminist representations of abortion and related issues in literature.
For her CAITY Essay Award submission, Stratford revised and expanded the paper into an extended essay. In addition to a cash prize, Stratford’s winning essay receives publication consideration by Modern Language Studies, a peer-reviewed journal from NeMLA.