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Our very own Department of English Associate Professor, Dr. Aza (Donna) Weir-Soley, was recently unanimously elected Vice President of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS).

The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS) was formed in 1994 to continue the momentum sparked by the 1988 Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars conference organized by Prof. Selwyn Cudjoe (then of Wellesley College), and thereby advance creative writing and critical work by and about Caribbean women. ACWWS celebrates and circulates the literature, orature and multidisciplinary research about Caribbean women, gender, and sexuality; provides a forum for critical examinations of this body of work; increases awareness of the Caribbean diaspora, and fosters a climate of cooperation among all linguistic and cultural groups of the Caribbean.

Dr. Weir-Soley’s term as Vice President of ACWWS begins in September 2018, when she will function as chair of the conference program committee and coordinate activities of the Association as part of this new role.