The College of Arts & Letters was well represented at the 2016 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference with Tamara Butler, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and African American and African Studies, receiving the Promising Researcher Award and work produced within the College presented by faculty, students and recent alumni at the national convention held in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 17-20
Assistant Professor Tamara Butler poses with other MSU faculty after winning the Promising Researcher Award from NCTE.
Butler is the third Michigan State University scholar to receive the Promising Researcher Award from the NCTE, a professional association of educators in English Education, Literacy Studies and Language Arts.
“I am deeply grateful for the students – Haley, Vanessa, Tolulope and Maya – who invited me to listen to the inner-workings of their project. This award is a recognition of their creativity and our partnership,” said Butler, who was selected for her research that follows the creative processes of four high school students of color as they bring attention to human sex trafficking.