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Lila Miranda (“Randa”) Graves – In Remembrance

Alison Chapman
  • October 04, 2021

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department are saddened by the passing of Dr. Lila Miranda (“Randa”) Graves, emerita associate professor of English.

Dr. Lila Miranda (“Randa”) GravesThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department are saddened by the passing of Dr. Lila Miranda (“Randa”) Graves, emerita associate professor of English. Graves received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Auburn University with a focus on 18th-century literature, and she began teaching at UAB in 1975. A respected reviewer, author, and presenter in her area of scholarly expertise, Graves was especially valued for her complete commitment to the UAB community. She was a deeply dedicated teacher, and even after retirement, she continued to teach because she couldn’t bear to be out of the classroom. Graves was also known and admired for her institutional good citizenship, as exemplified by her service as the UAB Faculty Senate secretary and then president. She was a woman of exceptional integrity and, above all, good humor with a smile always ready for everyone. The UAB community is lessened by her absence, and we extend our sincerest support to the Graves family.