Cameron Awkward-Rich; Photo by Sarah Gibbons

Cameron Awkward-Rich F’20, poet and assistant professor in the department of women, gender, sexuality studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a 2021 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry.

The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships were established in 1989 to honor established and emerging writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature and demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work.

Awkward-Rich is the author of two collections of poetry, Sympathetic Little Monster and Dispatch. His book The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment, supported in part by ACLS, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in Fall 2022. Read more.

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ACLS Fellowships

The longest running program in ACLS’s portfolio, the ACLS Fellowship program supports outstanding scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. In the most recent competition year, ACLS awarded approximately $3.6 million in support to 60 exceptional scholars.

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