Dr. Nehama Aschkenasy, professor of comparative literary and cultural studies, has been selected one of two recipients of the 2011 UConn Stamford Campus Faculty Recognition Award, it was announced recently by Dr. Sharon White, director of the Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut. According to White, the faculty award recognizes Aschkenasy’s sustained outstanding achievements in teaching, research and services benefiting UConn’s Stamford campus.
Aschkenasy is founding director of the Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies at UConn, Stamford, which for more than three decades has provided the university and surrounding community with academic programs as well as a guest lecture series featuring prominent academics.
Aschkenasy also teaches courses in Israeli and Middle Eastern literature, Bible, women’s studies, and English literature at the Stamford campus, and graduate courses in literature and politics, and literature and religion, at the Storrs campus. The author of four books and numerous book chapters and articles, she has presented at many professional conferences and has served as a scholar-in-residence at universities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
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