Professor’s recognition highlights UTSA’s vow to writing excellence, student success

March 29, 2022

MARCH 24, 2022 — Catherine Clinton, a UTSA history professor specializing in southern women’s history, is set to be inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in recognition of her excellence in the field of writing.

The Texas Institute of Letters (TIL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Honor Society that was founded in 1936 to celebrate Texas literature and to recognize distinctive literary achievement. The organization’s elected membership consists of some of the state’s most respected writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism and scholarship.

Clinton will join two other esteemed writers from UTSA when she becomes a member of the TIL: Wendy Barker, professor emeritus in the UTSA Department of English, and Carmen Tafolla, professor emeritus in the UTSA Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.

“We are thrilled that one of our own is being inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters, a distinguished body that recognizes primarily literary accomplishments by novelists, poets, essayists, biographers, creative writers and the like,” said Wing Chung Ng, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of History. “Dr. Clinton's induction is a clear recognition of her stellar record as a published author whose work has been trailblazing in the realm of historical scholarship, and also impactful and inspiring in the broader literary circle. What an example for her peers and for our students at UTSA.”

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