Dr. Cedric Burrows honored with National Council of Teachers of English award

Dr.  Cedric Burrows, associate professor of English, has been honored with the 2021 National Council of Teachers of English David H. Russell Distinguished Research Award. 

The 2021 NCTE Awards recognize the profession’s leaders for their commitment and dedication to advancing literacy, the field of education or their organization.  

This prestigious award recognizes the groundbreaking work of Dr. Burrows’ Rhetorical Crossover: The Black Presence in White Culture.  

Learn more about the award online. 

According to reviewer Gwendolyn Pough, “Burrows’ dynamic book shows us exactly where African American rhetoric has always already been and makes the reader feel the cultural impact of blackness that can’t be denied. Burrows takes the personal and shows us how it is political, rhetorical and culturally relevant. Communities inside and outside of academia can and should learn something from this important contribution.” 

Dr. Burrows and the other award recipients will be honored during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 21.