The University of Memphis English department recently held its annual Spring awards ceremony and luncheon to acknowledge the achievements of its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for each departmental concentration.
Elizabeth Baddour, wife of Dr. Jim Baddour of Covington, received the Graduate Award of Excellence for her work within the English Department’s graduate composition concentration. Baddour, an instructor of English Composition at the University of Memphis, recently completed her PhD coursework in English composition studies.
Her cross-disciplinary research in the University of Memphis history and English departments has led to national conference presentations at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the College Language Association; and presentations at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Tulane University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville.
In addition to her research on nineteenth-century literacy acquisition of West Tennessee African-Americans, Baddour’s research centers upon the contemporary issues of the intersection of alterity and rhetoric.