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MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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Phone: (505) 277-6347
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2015 Graduation

Alison M. Rodriguez, English Department 2015 BA and Honors magna cum laude recipient, Dr. Gail Houston, Chair of English, and Julie Williams, the 2015 recipient of the New Mexico Folklore Prize and TA for Dr. Momaday, greet Dr. N. Scott Momaday, the English Department's 2015 Graduation Speaker.

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Department Excellence in Teaching

Andy Bourelle, Stephanie Spong, and Breanna Griego-Schmidt all received teaching awards this year. They are pictured with Aeron Haynie, the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and also a member of the English faculty.

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Louie Lobo Award

Congratulations to one of this year's Louie Lobo winners: Cristyn Elder received the Outstanding Student Service Provider award. Dr. Elder and other members of our department have been very involved in improving undergraduate student success at UNM.

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N. Scott Momaday

World-renowned writer N. Scott Momaday is currently a visiting professor in the English Department.

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Living in New Mexico

New Mexico is a great place to live and study. The annual Balloon Fiesta is just one of the many events in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area that students and faculty in our Department regularly enjoy.

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Department Faculty

The English Department is home to faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.

Department of English Language and Literature

Department Events

English hosts Anne Hillerman for sixth annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest

2015 Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the SouthwestOn Thursday, October 22, the UNM Department of English will host the distinguished writer Anne Hillerman as the featured speaker for the sixth annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest. Hillerman will speak at 7:00 p.m. in Room 101 of George Pearl Hall (the School of Architecture and Planning), with a reception to follow. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Anne Hillerman is the author of eight published non-fiction books and has worked as an editorial page editor, arts editor, and food critic for the Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican. Anne Hillerman’s first novel, Spider Woman’s Daughter (2013), made the New York Times bestseller list and received the 2014 Spur Award for the Best First Mystery from Western Writers of America. The book also received two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for Best Book and Best Mystery of 2014. She recently published a second mystery novel, Rock With Wings (2015), and is currently working on a third.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

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