Professor Karla FC Holloway Receives 2015 MELUS Award
Professor Karla FC Holloway will receive the MELUS Award for Distinguished Contribution in Ethnic Studies. She is the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She is a cross-disciplinary scholar also holding appointments in the School of Law, the Program in Women’s Studies, and the Department of African & African American Studies. She is an affiliated faculty with the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and with the Trent Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. Dr. Holloway is a member of the Greenwall Foundation’s Advisory Board in Bioethics, the Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, the Princeton University Council on the Study of Women and Gender, and was elected to the Hastings Center Fellows Association (bioethics). She also is the founding co-director of the John Hope Franklin Center and the Franklin Humanities Institute as well as a recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship.
Professor Karla FC Holloway’s numerous scholarly publications include Passed On: African American Mourning Stories (2002), Private Bodies/Public Texts: Race, Gender, and Cultural Bioethics(2011), Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature (2014), and five other books. Professor Holloway’s scholarship in literary studies engages issues in biocultural studies, African American culture, as well as United States’ ethics and law. She spans the cultural landscape of the United States and locates the complex intersections of ethnicity and race, gender, science, and citizenship.