Announcements, Awards

Outstanding Core Writing Instructor 2016-2017

Emma Mincks (center) surrounded by her English 120 students at the Celebration for Student Writing, Fall 2016

Emma Mincks was awarded by the English Graduate Student Association as Outstanding Core Writing Instructor 2016-2017 in her first year teaching at UNM since she graduated with her MA in 2011. Her teaching focuses on positionality and creative expression in an equity-based collaborative space. The work her students presented (pictured) at the 2017 Celebration of Student Writing was a highly impactful way to bring to life Daisy Hernandez’s memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed, as well as incite dialogue around the themes her students were exploring. Many even got a chance to meet Daisy Hernandez, and some were able to share a meal with her! Mincks is thrilled to be back in the department, and is incredibly proud of her students’ work.