Meet April's Alumni of the Month: Sawyer Kemp

Apr 3, 2017

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A photo of a transmasculine genderqueer person with parted brown hair and a gingery beard, wearing a red striped v-neck shirt and standing in front of a brick wall and a cubist mural.
Meet our April Alumni of the Month! Sawyer Kemp graduated in 2011 with distinction in English and Textual Studies, as well as a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in Latin Classics. They are currently studying for their Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis, where they study Early Modern theater. They are involved in several major digital humanities projects with the UC Davis ModLab, an interdisciplinary game studies lab. They also participate in dramaturgy and recently co-chaired the UCD English Graduate Student Association. We asked them how their experience at Syracuse University helped in their success:
"English as a discipline trains you to make critical or interesting connections between materials, to seek out systems and understand how they operate, and to articulate those findings in direct, clear ways. This is an amazingly transferable skill set. I’m also teaching courses and mentoring undergraduate interns [...] I’ve also done part time work in promotion, game design, and brand outreach — this is all English! (Always already English?) A couple of years ago, Margie Ferguson (whom I adore) described the project of the humanities as 'teaching ourselves to communicate about the things we value' and I’ve tried to get really earnest about that."


PhD Defense Announcement: Sarah Barkin
Apr 6, 2017
Barkin's dissertation it titled “The Civil Contract of Documentary: Israel, Palestine, and the Political Aesthetics of Intersubjective Witnessing, 2000-2017.”
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Meet April's Alumni of the Month: Sawyer Kemp
Apr 3, 2017
Kemp graduated from the ETS program in 2011 and is now at PhD candidate at UC-Davis.
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CFP: Spring 2017 ETS Undergraduate Conference
Apr 2, 2017
Submissions are due April 2.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with poet C. Dale Young
Mar 22, 2017
Young visits Wednesday, March 22.
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