Akbar earned his Ph.D. in English-Creative Writing in 2018 from Florida State University. He began his tenure as poetry editor for The Nation on Sept. 1.

Graban has led a training session for the network’s staff, discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion/bias. Her role also involved consulting on rehearsals and giving input on scripts for the show.

Howard will use the year-long sabbatical to further research the role of African-American U.S. Army soldiers in the Battle of Blakeley, the last engagement of the Civil War, for his next novel.

FSU President John Thrasher recently announced the creation of the President's Task Force on Anti-Racism, Equality & Inclusion for the 2020-21 academic year, and he named Montgomery to chair a three-person executive committee that leads the task force.

He was named the inaugural Stand UP Award honoree and celebrated with a short video during the Association’s virtual 2020 Annual Meeting.

The Department of English offers this collaborative space where visitors can access and share resources to foster and implement anti-racist practices in our classrooms, workplace, and the community at large.