About Me


Dr. Julie McCormick Weng
School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology
121 Stephen C. Hall Building
215 Bobby Dodd Way
Atlanta, GA 30332

Professional Appointment____________________________________________________

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology


Ph.D., English, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, May 2016

M.A., English, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 2008
Graduate Certificate, Gender and Women’s Studies, May 2007

B.A., English and History (cum laude), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, August 2006
Certified English Language Tutor, The College Reading and Learning Association, 2005

Honors and Awards____________________________________________________________

Research Awards
-International James Joyce Foundation Fellowship, Summer 2016
-Gragg Barr Fellowship, Department of English, Illinois, 2014
-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, Illinois, 2013-2014
-Nicholson Graduate Fellowship, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Summer 2013
-Smalley Research Fellowship, Illinois, Fall 2012
-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship, Illinois, Summer 2011
-Graduate College Research Fellowship, Illinois, Fall 2008-Spring 2010
-Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Summer 2009

Teaching Distinctions
-Support funds to take an honors course on a field trip to Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights
-“Thank A Teacher” Certificate, Student-Nominated Recognition Award, Georgia Tech, Fall 2017
-Nominated for the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction, Illinois, Fall 2011
-Recognized on the “List of Teachers Ranked Excellent By Their Students” for all semesters taught at Illinois

Travel Grants
-English Department, Illinois, Spring 2011, Summer 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
-Graduate College, Illinois, Fall 2010, Summer 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2016
-Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, Spring 2013, Fall 2013
-Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2008
-Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Texas A&M University, 2007

Editorial Experience______________________________________________________________

– Editor of ReviewsBreac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, 2012-Present
 Editorial Staff Member, Atlanta Review, 2016-Present
Peer Reviewer, Éire-Ireland, 2016

Academic Service_________________________________________________________________

 Chair, ELL/ESL “World Englishes” Committee, Georgia Tech, 2016-Present
Organizer, Faculty Development Event, “Instructing Non-Native English Speaking Students: Practical Tools,” Spring 2017
Member, Curricular Innovation Committee, Georgia Tech, 2017-Present
Member, Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Hiring Committee, Georgia Tech, 2016-Present
Co-Director, British Modernities Group, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Illinois, 2011-2012
Conference Organizer, “Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences
Organizer (elected), Graduate Admissions Committee Prospective Student Liaison, Illinois, 2010-2011
– Coordinator, W.B. Yeats Reading Group, Illinois, 2008-2010

Professional Development____________________________________________________

– “Multimodal and Digital Pedagogies,” Semester-Long Course, Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2016
– School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Summer 2013
Course: “A Political Ecology of Things” with Prof. Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University)
– Illinois Reading Groups:

  • W.B. Yeats Reading Group (Coordinator)
  • Finnegans Wake Reading Group
  • Samuel Beckett Reading Group
  • James Joyce’s Ulysses Reading Group

– “The Ondt and the Gracehoper.” Finnegans Wake-End Workshop, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, November 2010.
– Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Graduate Seminar, Notre Dame UniversityDublin, Ireland, Summer 2009
Course: “Apocalypse and Utopia” directed by Prof. Joseph Cleary (Yale)