David Robinson of Marquette, Mich., has been named one of two Northern Michigan University English Department 2020-21 outstanding graduating graduate students. On May 1, he will receive a master's degree in English literature with a concentration in contemporary African-American literature.
Robinson plans to pursue a teaching position at a high school or college to gain more teaching experience before pursuing a doctoral degree in literature.
During his studies at Northern, he was awarded the King-Chavez Future Faculty Fellowship to further his investigation into the complexities of mixed-raced individuals in 20th and 21st century literature. He also planned to give presentation at the 2020 MELUS conference, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed this event.
Robinson served as a student representative on the Master of Arts (MA) committee, where he discussed the structure of the MA program.
NMU's virtual commencement will be held at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, May 1. Bryan Terrell Clark, a Broadway performer who played George Washington in Hamilton, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more about commencement and access a link to watch it live at www.nmu.edu/commencement.