Shanna Benjamin Faculty Fellowship

Shanna Benjamin (English) received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and a literary studies fellowship from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation for her project “The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay.” McKay was a groundbreaking feminist thinker who co-edited The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. The project examines McKay’s role in the field of black literary studies, her secret personal life, and the ways in which she achieved professional success.