University of South Carolina

Arts and Sciences scholars win book honors

Two professors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina have been honored for recent books.

Dr. Erik Doxtader, a professor in the department of English language and literature, is the winner of the 2010 Book Award from the Rhetoric Society of America for his 2009 book, “With Faith in the Works of Words: The Beginnings of Reconciliation in South Africa.” In his book, Doxtader, who lives in South Africa as well as South Carolina, explores how reconciliation has shaped the struggle against apartheid and underwrote the constitutional negotiations that brought South Africa to the threshold of a non-racial democracy.

Dr. Patricia Sullivan, an associate professor of history, was named a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2010 Book Award for her book, “Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement.” Sullivan’s book details the history of the NAACP as the nation’s premier civil-rights organization. The book was released in 2009 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the NAACP’s founding. Sullivan joined USC’s faculty in 2003 and is a fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.

Authors recognized

  • Erik Doxtader: English professor recognized for his “With Faith in the Works of Words: The Beginnings of Reconciliation in South Africa”
  • Patricia Sullivan: Associate professor of history recognized for her “Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement”

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 05/31/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 05/31/10 @ 3:55 PM | Permalink