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Erin Rand

The Syracuse University Graduate School Programs has announced that Erin Rand, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and affiliate professor of LGBT Studies, is a winner of its annual Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award.

The Graduate School annually solicits nominations from graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni for the Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. This award honors faculty who have a significant, positive influence on graduate education at Syracuse University through their commitment to superior graduate teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence, and research initiatives. The finalists were selected by an interdisciplinary committee of graduate students and are recognized at the Outstanding TA/Excellence in Graduate Education Awards Ceremony and Reception where they will receive a certificate and gift in appreciation of their contribution to graduate education.

An honored scholar and teacher, Rand's expertise lies in queer and feminist theories, rhetorical theory and criticism, and social movements and activism. Professor Rand “balances her kindness with a pragmatic, disciplinary approach and cutting-edge perspective that continues to yield promising results.”