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Cameron Awkward-Rich

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Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of The Terrible We: Thinking with Trans Maladjustment (Duke University Press, 2022). He is also the author of the poetry collections Dispatch (Persea Books, 2019), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, and Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016), finalist for a LAMBDA Literary Award. A recipient of a fellowship from Cave Canem, his work has been featured in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Also a scholar of trans theory and expressive culture in the U.S., he earned his PhD from Stanford University's program in Modern Thought & Literature. His more critical writing can be found in Signs, Trans Studies Quarterly, American Quarterly, and elsewhere, and has been supported by fellowships from Duke University and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Awkward-Rich was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Transgender Studies & Humanities Project with the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Presently, he is an assistant professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Prizes, Awards & Fellowships
  • 2021 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry