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Mackenzie M. W. Foster, 2024 2nd Place Identity, Culture, and Languages

The Identity, Culture, and Languages category welcomes submissions that focus on exploring elements of identity, culture, or languages, through the written word. This category seeks writing that investigates the human experience, particularly through perspectives that are frequently marginalized or excluded, which may include members of the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, non-citizens, and multilingual writers. Submissions are open to projects written in any course, at any level. There are no length limits for this category. Mackenzie M. W. Foster wrote the 2nd place submission in the Identity, Cultures, and Languages category for the 2024 President’s Writing Awards.

About Mackenzie

Kenz/Emm is standing with rays of light parallel with their eyes s/he has a face mask, big round glasses, and green beanie

Kenzie (she/they) or Emm (he/they) is a queer, transgender, and enby autistic person, a writing centre scholar, and queer researcher working in higher education reform and equitable teaching practices. As a scholar, s/he is committed to learning the dynamic ways in which our intersecting identities interact with social structures, particularly within higher education. S/he is graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology May 2024 and plans to pursue a doctorate in sociology. Kenzie’s eventual aim is to continue working in higher education as an author, educator, and transformer of our world.

Winning Manuscript – The (Mis)Education of Men: How Boys and Young Men (Don’t) Learn Emotions

(Per the author’s request, “The (Mis)Education of Men: How Boys and Young Men (Don’t) Learn Emotions” is unavailable to access on this website).

Authors Note

While my work is not (yet) published, please reach out (by email: if you’re interested in reading the unfinished manuscript!