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Congratulations on Fellowship and Award!

Submitted by Michael Neininger on June 15, 2017 - 11:33am
Kristina Pilz
Kristina Pilz

To Kristina Pilz, who is this year’s recipient of the Manfred Bansleben Award for excellence in teaching. The award was established in honor of Prof. Emeritus Manfred Bansleben, who built a successful language program and trained hundreds of language teachers during his career. Manfred has always recognized the importance of teaching assistants and the many contributions they make to a language program. The award, which comes with a stipend, acknowledges one graduate student who has distinguished her or himself as a language teacher in our program.

Kristina was also named Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities for the 2017-18 academic year. Mellon Fellows are University of Washington graduate students, who join Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, a program run by the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities and graciously supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship enables Kristina to develop connections between the UW and two-year colleges in the Seattle area. The program will help scholars and teachers understand the increasingly vital role of two-year colleges in higher education.