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Derrick Spires (Ph.D. ’12) wins MLA Prize

Posted by on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Uncategorized.

Derrick Spires (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University ’12) received the prestigious Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book with his publication The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). Dr. Spires is currently Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Cornell University.