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Brittlepaperians, listen up. We have some very delightful news. Uche Peter Umez, a contributor to Brittle Paper, is one of the recipients of the 2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The scholarship, valued at $50,000/year, is awarded for three years.

The prestigious Vanier scholarships are given to “doctoral students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies.”

As part of his success at the competition, Uche also received a President’s Doctoral Prize for Distinction by the University of Alberta, where he is a PhD student at the Department of English and Film Studies. His research is focused on masculinities in contemporary Nigerian fiction.

Congrats to Uche! We feel honored to be a part of his intellectual life and wish him lots of light and success in all his future endeavors.

 

 

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

One Response to “Brittle Paper Contributor Uche Peter Umez Wins a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and President’s Doctoral Prize for Distinction” Subscribe

  1. Adefemi Adejola 2018/08/02 at 08:09 #

    Congratulations.

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