Heidi Hakimi-Hood wins Award at British Women Writers Conference


Current doctoral candidate Heidi Hakimi-Hood received one of only three travel awards given to graduate students at the annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference held June 22-25 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Graduate students who wish to be considered for the award must submit their abstracts, which are assessed by senior scholars and longtime members of the organization. This conference attracts graduate students from throughout the US, and some Canadian and British graduate students also regularly attend. Each year, however, only three awards are given out of the numerous applications.

Heidi presented the paper on which her winning submission was based, “Mexico through Scottish Eyes: Exploring Transnational Cultural Mobility in Fanny Calderón de la Barca’s Life in Mexico (1843),” in a round table alongside senior scholars, two of whom were keynote speakers at the conference.