Literary studies student Sally Stewart has been selected to receive a University of Texas at DallasĀ Undergraduate Research Scholar Award. The award carries with it a $500 stipend for Stewart and an additional $300 in research support funds for her faculty advisor, Dr. Theresa Towner.

Says Towner, “Sally won the research award to support her honors thesis project, which is a study of vampires in literature and their cultural significance as it has changed over time. Specifically, she treats Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles,” and Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series. Sally’s an outstanding student, who is planning to become a teacher.”