English professor wins award for book on Hmong language

Author: Arts and Letters


John Duffy, associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Book Award of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) for “Writing from These Roots:Literacy in a Hmong-American Community.”

Published by the University of Hawaii Press, the book traces the development of literacy in a midwestern American community of Laotian Hmong who came to the United States as refugees from the Vietnam War.

The CCCC Outstanding Book Award is presented annually for work in the field of composition and rhetoric. Duffy will be presented with the award at the organization’s annual conference in San Francisco in March.

A Notre Dame faculty member since 1998, Duffy also serves as the Francis O’Malley Director of the University Writing Program. He specializes in literacy, rhetoric and literature.

Established in 1949, the CCCC is the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media.

Contact: John Duffy, 574-631-9796, jduffy@nd.edu

Originally published by Susan Guibert at newsinfo.nd.edu on February 16, 2009.