Yale’s Hazel Carby to Receive a Prestigious Medal for Literary Achievement

Carby_HazelHazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies, has been selected to received the 2014 Jay B. Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies. The award is sponsored by the American Literature Section of the Modern Language Association. Professor Carby, will receive the medal at the Modern Language Association conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, in January.

Professor Carby stated that she was “delighted for the recognition of the important contribution of the fields of Black Atlantic studies and women’s, gender, and sexual studies to American literary culture.”

Dr. Carby is the author of several books including Reconstructing Womanhood (Oxford University Press, 1987), Race Men (Harvard University Press, 1998), and Cultures in Babylon (Verso, 1999). A daughter of Welsh and Jamaican parents, Professor Carby was born in the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of what is now the University of Portsmouth and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Birmingham University. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 1989, she taught for seven years at Wesleyan University in Middeltown, Connecticut.

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