USD Professor Receives Prestigious Award for the Teaching of Humanities

A University of San Diego professor has been selected to receive the prestigious Graves Award for the teaching of humanities.

Amanda Petersen, an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literature, is the first USD professor to receive the Graves Award in the Humanities, which supports the work of outstanding faculty members in their early years of teaching. Under the award, administered by Pomona College, Petersen will receive $5,625 to deepen her research on the representation of gender and violence in 20th and 21st century Mexican literature by female authors. (Full Story)