Gale Gibson Prize for Scholarly Writing
In the spring of 2023, I was awarded Second Place (Tied) in the Gale Gibson Prize for Scholarly Writing by the Davidson College English Department. Margaret Konkol, an assistant professor of Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Digital Humanities at Old Dominion University, judged my essay titled, “Maternalization and Vampirization in Dracula.”
Among the seven awards, the English Department describes the Gail Gibson Prize as “awarded to the best scholarly essay written in any discipline by a sophomore, junior, or senior. The prize celebrates eminent medievalist and award-winning Professor of English Gail Gibson. It recognizes the kinds of writing that Professor Gibson loves and that she produces—curious, rigorous, and witty, brimming with a sense of discovery.”
Maternalization and Vampirization in Dracula
In March 2023, I was awarded the Staley Grant by the Davidson College Chaplains’ Office to adventure the Camino de Santiago in Spain. My grant proposal outlined the 100 Km trip from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela and detailed my daily budget.