Hermann-Wilmarth Receives Award for Article

May 21, 2014

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Dr. Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth

Dr. Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth in the Department of Teaching Learning, and Educational Studies at Western Michigan University and her co-author Dr. Caitlin L. Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Studies, English Education, and History Education at East Carolina University were honored to receive the Article of the Year Award from the American Educational Research Association's Queer Studies Special Interest Group at AERA's annual meeting this past weekend in Philadelphia, PA.

They received this honor for their 2013 article in the Journal of Literacy Research entitled "Already on the Shelf: Queer Readings of Award-Winning Children's Literature." The article was nominated for the award by a diverse team of scholars, several of whom reported already using it as the basis for further research or as reading material for their teacher education classes.