2013 - BrouilletteThis week, Professor Sarah Brouillette will be delivering a talk at Oxford University featuring her latest research on “UNESCO and the Sociology of Literature.”

Professor Sarah Brouillette is also a winner of the prestigious SSHRC Insight Grant (2013-2017), as well as a Carleton Research Achievement Award (2014-15). Professor Brouillette’s SSHRC-funded project, entitled “UNESCO and the Book,” considers how, from 1948 to 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization devised programs to use books in support of its mandate to foster cultural understanding and global security. Her goal is to use UNESCO as a central case within a larger study of the intersections between international cultural organizations and neoliberal capitalism. This grant follows the SSHRC Standard Research Grant she won in 2010, which supported the research for her new book, Literature and the Creative Economy, published by Stanford University Press in 2014.

Professor Brouillette has already published on UNESCO. Her article “UNESCO and the Book in the Developing World” appeared in the latest issue of the journal Representations. She has presented papers to a variety of scholarly associations, including the American Comparative Literature Association and the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. She has also been invited to deliver keynote addresses at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of California at Irvine, and McGill University, among others. It is no wonder that Carleton rewarded her extraordinary scholarly endeavours with a Research Achievement Award for 2014-2015.

Professor Brouillette’s accomplishments are most impressive and attest to her scholarly commitment to research and teaching. She is a valuable asset to the English Department, and to Carleton as a whole.