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Professor Lilya Kaganovsky receives Provost's Campus Distinguished Promotion Award

5/31/2017  8:00 am

Lilya Kaganovsky, Professor of Comparative and World Literature, has been named the recipient of the Provost's Campus Distinguished Promotion Award.  She is one of only 12 faculty members campus-wide to be so honored for 2017.

Kaganovsky also is a professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

The Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure, in forwarding her case for promotion to full professor to the Chancellor, identified her as one of a set of scholars up for promotion "whose contributions were truly exceptional in terms of quality of work and overall achievement."

During its annual promotion review process, the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure identifies exceptional cases of scholars whose contributions have been extraordinary in terms of quality of work and overall achievement. Only two to four scholars at each level of tenured faculty promotion (associate professor and full professor) are selected to receive Campus Distinguished Promotion Awards. Each receives a discretionary fund to support their scholarly activities.

Kaganovsky received a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of specialization include Soviet literature and film, film and critical theory, gender studies, sound studies, the nineteenth century novel, and modernism.

In 2015, the SLCL’s Antony Augoustakis, Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies, received a Provost's Campus Distinguished Promotion Award.

To learn more about the Program in Comparative and World Literature, or the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, visit: http://www.slcl.illinois.edu/