Diversity Caucus

The Diversity Caucus has been created to facilitate discussion among NeMLA members about issues of diversity, especially as related to academic life. This group offers a space to bring about conversations among members with shared interest in Africana Studies and Diaspora Studies, and develop NeMLA sessions and initiatives.  

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Postcolonial Studies Essay Award

The Northeast Modern Language Association is proud to sponsor a special essay prize, awarded by the Diversity Caucus, for a revised paper in Postcolonial Studies presented at one of the previous two NeMLA Conventions.

Please email submissions as two separate Microsoft Word document files to postcolonial.essay.award@nemla.org by December 15 with:

  • a cover sheet with the title, author's name, address and academic affiliation
  • the essay with "NeMLA Postcolonial Essay Award" in the subject line

Guidelines for Caucus Essay Awards

  • Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (there is a 10,000-word limit, notes and works cited included). 
  • Submissions should be unpublished manuscripts revised and expanded from original papers presented at previous NeMLA convention(s).
  • Submissions should be written in or translated into English.
  • Current NeMLA membership is required to be considered eligible.
  • Each Caucus Essay Award winner will be awarded a $100 prize that will be handed out at the membership brunch, and their essays will automatically be considered for publication by Modern Language Studies. All essays are subject to MLS's double-blind review.

Contact Information

Diversity Caucus President 2023-2026

Ann Marie.

Ann Marie Short

English & Gender and Women's Studies, Saint Mary's College