Creative writing award goes to SIT Argentina alumna

May 31st, 2023   |   SIT Study Abroad

The Smith College journal Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism has awarded SIT alumna Cece Roth-Eagle the Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award for Prose for her piece, Month of Wind/Mes del Viento. In a statement, Meridians described her work as "a masterful blend of narrative with scholarly power."

Roth-Eagle is a fall 2022 alumna of SIT Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights. She is a Smith College senior completing her degree in creative writing and Spanish.

Roth-Eagle worked as the managing editor of Emulate Arts & Culture Magazine and recently published her first fiction piece through Zoetic Press.

According to the Meridians statement, the Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award celebrates an author whose work embodies the lyrically powerful and historically engaged nature of Dr. Alexander's writing. The award aims to highlight different forms of knowledge production that emerge from the artistic, political, and cultural advocacy for transformative change undertaken by women of color nationally, transnationally, and globally.

"Our goal is to make knowledge production by and about women of color central to contemporary definitions of feminisms in the explorations of women's economic conditions, cultures, and sexualities, as well as the forms and meanings of resistance and activist strategies. Our award winners' writings exemplify the spirit and mission of Meridians with their winning pieces."

The Elizabeth Alexander Creative Writing Award winners are chosen each year by the Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism Creative Writing Advisory Board.