Uma Krishnan, Department of English

Uma Krishnan, Department of English, won an Honorable Mention for the 2016 CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award on April 8, 2016, during the 2016 CCCC Annual Convention in Houston, Texas. Krishnan was recognized for her dissertation, A Cross-Cultural Study of the Literacy Practices of the Dabbawalas: Towards a New Understanding of Nonmainstream Literacy and Its Impact on Successful Business Practices. The award honors a graduate whose dissertation improves the educational process in composition studies, or adds to the field's body of knowledge, through research or scholarly inquiry.  

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). For more information about the CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award, including past winners, see