Awards

OSCLG presents a series of awards each year honoring members for their scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and creative activity. Have a look at each of the drop-down boxes below to see the 2019 winners and details on how to nominate individuals for the 2020 awards.

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OSCLG Outstanding Thesis Award

 

 

_7LS7725 Julia Moore presents the Outstanding Thesis Award for 2019 to Elizabeth Hintz.

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for outstanding theses concerned with communication, language and gender completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; a nomination letter and a pdf of the entire thesis should be electronically submitted to the chair of the award committee, Patricia Geist Martin, San Diego State University (geist@mail.sdsu.edu) by June 1, 2020.  If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Submission deadline for thesis is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Outstanding Book Award

 

_7LS7733 _7LS7734Rachel Silverman presents the OSCLG Outstanding Book Award for 2019 to winners Elizabeth Son, Northwestern University for her monograph entitled Embodied Reckonings: ‘Comfort Women,’ Performance, and Transpacific Redress and to Anna Wiederhold Wolf, Texas A&M University for her co-authored work Sex and Stigma: Work and Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels. The book with co-authored by Sarah Blithe and Breanna Mohr of the University of Nevada-Reno who could not be in attendance.

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender seeks nominations for the Outstanding Book Award to be given to an outstanding book concerned with communication, language and gender which was published during the 2019 or 2020 calendar year. Self-nominations are accepted; please note that a nominee can only be the first author on one submission. A brief letter nominating the book should be sent to the committee chair Kendra Rivers, California State University, San Marcos (krivera@csusm.edu) by May 1, 2020.  She will then let nominees know of the review committee addresses for mailing individual copies of the book for review by June 1, 2020. The committee chair will mail verification that the nominated book has been received by all committee members and has entered the review process. Initial nomination deadline is May 1, 2020; deadline for books to committee is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award

 

_7LS7720Chad McBride presents the OSCLG Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2019 to Rebekah Crawford, Ohio University, for her dissertation entitled, “A Spectrum of Silence and the Single Storyteller: Stigma, Sex and Mental Illness among the Latter-day Saints”

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for outstanding dissertations concerned with communication, language and gender completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; a nomination letter, a pdf of a self-authored summary of approximately 30 pages, and a pdf of the entire dissertation should be electronically submitted to the chair of the award committee, Chad McBride, Creighton University (cmcbride@creighton.edu) by June 1, 2020.   If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Nomination and dissertation submission deadline is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article or Chapter Awards

 

_7LS7742Marie Thompson presents the Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article or Chapter Award to Jennifer Freitag for her article “Four Transgressive Declarations for Ending Gender Violence.” Other winners of this year’s award, Michele Kennerly of Penn State University and Carly Woods from University of Maryland, who were unable to attend the conference, won for their article “Moving Rhetorica”

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for outstanding articles or chapters in an anthology concerned with communication, language and gender published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Self-nominations are accepted; please note that a nominee can only be the first author on one submission. Send the letter of nomination and a pdf of the nominated article or chapter to Marie Thompson, Wright University (marie.thompson@wright.edu) by June 1, 2020. If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Creative Expression Award

_7LS7730 Kendra Rivera presents the Creative Expression Award to Jade Huell, California State University Northridge for her piece “Caged Bird.”

Andrew R. Spieldenner, California State University San Marcos also won for his piece “The Presence of Absences.” He was unable to attend the conference.

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for outstanding pieces of creative expression—such as artwork in any medium, multi-media project, performance, collection of poetry, work of fiction, or other creative form—that embodies themes of communication, language, and gender. Nominated works must be those that have been publicly acknowledged and recognized with others in a formal outlet such as publication, reviewed performance, or public exhibition between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Theses and dissertations are not eligible to be nominated for this award. If possible, send enough copies of the work for each of the three members of the committee to review. Submission to the committee chair  Gloria Pindi Nziba, California State University, San Marcos (gpindi@csusm.edu) is due June 1, 2020. Please do not send original artwork. Self-nominations are accepted; please contact the committee chair with questions regarding suitability for nomination and/or logistical issues with submission. If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Outstanding Conference Paper Award

 

_7LS7745Jennifer Hawkins presents the Outstanding Conference Paper Award to Nancy Henaku for her paper “Resistance, Discursive Activism and Gender Politics in Ghanaian Social Media: A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis.”

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for outstanding conference papers concerned with communication, language and gender presented at a regional, national, or international conference between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Self-nominations are accepted; please note that a nominee can only be the first author on one submission. Send the letter of nomination and the nominated conference paper as presented to award chair Shauna MacDonald, Villanova University (shauna.macdonald@villanova.edu) by June 1, 2020.  If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award

 

_7LS7738 Jimmie Manning presents the Feminist Teacher/Mentor award to Dr. Lisa Hanasono, Bowling Green University, Dr. Jessica Kratzer, Northern Kentucky University, and Danielle Stern, Christopher Newport University.

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for its annual Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award. The committee will select one exemplary feminist teacher-mentor who has inspired students and colleagues by modeling feminist ideals of caring, community power-sharing, and commitment while also earning individual and collaborative records of achievement. Nominations are encouraged among academic ranks (to include all levels of professor, adjunct faculty, graduate students, or instructors). The award process involves two stages. At the first stage, the potential feminist teacher-mentor is nominated by letter by a student(s) or colleague(s). The second stage involves additional support and a statement from the nominee; details of this process will be provided by the Committee Chair upon receipt of a nomination. Send the first-stage letter of nomination to the Committee Chair Jimmie Manning (jimmiem@unr.edu) by May 1, 2020.  If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Additional materials will be due from the nominee on June 1, 2020. Initial nomination deadline is May 1, 2020; submission deadline for materials from nominee is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

OSCLG Outstanding Undergraduate Paper or Creative Project Award

_7LS7846 This year’s winner of the OSCLG  Outstanding Undergraduate Paper or Creative Project Award went to Pak Youngkang Vincent, National University of Singapore for their narrative, “’I am Gay’: Identities and performance pragmatics in the coming-out narratives of Singaporean Gay men.” Pak Youngkang Vincent was unable to attend the conference.

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG) seeks nominations for outstanding undergraduate papers or projects concerned with communication, language and gender completed between January 1, 2019 December 31, 2019. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; the letter of nomination and the nominated paper (typically 10-35 pages) or project should be sent via pdf or other e-mail attachment to Idrissa Snider (isartproductionsbham@gmail.com) by June 1, 2020. If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2020; award decision will be made by August 1, 2020.

 

Previous Award Winners

OSCLG Outstanding Thesis Award

2018: Jessica M. Peterson, “Funny in a Man ‘s World: Women Comedians’ Use of Political Satire at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”

2017: Danielle Corple, “Beyond the Gender Gap: Understanding Women’s Participation in Wikipedia”

2016: Sakeenah Y. Gallardo (thesis pen name Jacqueline LaReux), “A Girl Child Ain’t Safe in a Family of Men”: Breaking the Secrecy Between African-American Mothers and Daughters about Familial Childhood Sexual Abuse”

2014: Melissa Lucas, “The Brotherhood Will Not Protect You: Mapping (Dis)Empowering Communication in Military Sexual Trauma Narratives”

2013: Julianna Kirschner, “The Spaces in Between: Grief from an Autoethnographic Perspective.”

2012: Margeaux Beth Lippman, “Jesebel and the Third Wave Processes of Collective Identity and Resistance in New Media Feminist Texts”

2011: Megan Rachel Tomei, “She Just Snapped: Reality Television, Murder, and the Myth of Feminine Evil”

OSCLG Outstanding Book Award

2018: Katie Gibson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy of Dissent: Feminist Rhetoric and the Law

2017: Robin Jensen Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term

2016: Lynn O’Brien Hallstein Bikini-Ready Moms

2016: Leland Spencer & Jamie Capuzza Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories

2015: Rachel E. Silverman & Jay Baglia (Editors) Communicating Pregnancy Loss: Narrative as a Method for Change

2014: Kristina Horn Sheeler & Karrin Vasby Anderson Woman President: Confronting Postfeminist Political Culture

2013: Karma R. Chávez & Cindy L. Griffin (Editors) Standing in the Intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices in Communication Studies

2013: Tasha N. Dubriwny The Vulnerable Empowered Woman: Feminism, Postfeminism, and Women’s Health

2012: Tony E. Adams Narrating the Closet: An autoethnography of same-sex attraction

2012: Maurice Hamington & Celia Bardwell-Jones Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

2011: Kristy Maddux The Faithful Citizen: Popular Christian Media and Gendered Civic Identities

2011: Sara Hayden & Lynn O’Brien Hallstein (Editors) Contemplating Modernity in an Era of Choice: Explorations into Discourses of Reproduction

OSCLG Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award

2018: Laurena Bernabo, “Translating Identity: Norms and Industrial Constraints in Adapting Glee for Latin America”

2017: Patricia Getting “Understanding the Communicative Processes of Baby Boomer Women Adjusting to Retirement: Connecting Micro and Macro Discourses”

2016: Julia Moore “From Childless by Choice to Mother: Performative And Subversive Negotiations of Face in Relational Communication about (Never) Having Children”

2013: Korryn D. Mozisek “Throwing Like a Girl! Constituting Citizenship for Women and Girls in America’s Pastime”

2013: Alyssa Samek “Crafting Queer Identity and Envisioning Liberation At The Intersections: A Rhetorical Analysis of 1970s Lesbian-Feminist Public Discourse.”

2012: Brianne Waychoff “Composing a Method Écriture Féminine as Performance Practice”

2012: (*Honorable mention) Sarah Blithe “Investigating the Glass Handcuff: Gendered Discourses, Occupational Identities, and the Leave Taking Practices of Men in Technical Occupations”

2011: Kristen Norwood “Here and Gone: Competing Discourses in the Communication of Families with a Transgender Member”

OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article or Chapter Awards

2018: Melissa L. Carrion, You need to do your research”: Vaccines, Contestable Science, and Maternal Epistemology, Public Understanding of Science 27:3, 310-324 (2018)

2018: Kate Lockwood Harris,“Re-situating Organizational Knowledge: Violence, Intersectionality, and the Privilege of Partial Perspective, Human Relations, 70:3, 263-285, (2017)

2017: Tristan Booth & Leland G. Spencer, Sitting in Silence: Managing Aural Body Rhetoric in Public Restrooms, Communication Studies, 67:2, 209-226. (2016)

2016: Patrice M. Buzzanell, Ziyu Long, Lindsey B. Anderson, Klod Kokini, and Jennifer C. Batra, Mentoring in Academe: A Feminist Poststructural Lens on Stories of Women Engineering Faculty of Color, Management Communication Quarterly 29: 3

2015: Karla Scott, Communication Strategies across Cultural Borders: Dispelling Stereotypes, Performing Competence, and Redefining Black Womanhood, Women’s Studies in Communication 36:3, 312-329

2015: Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, Pills, Periods, and Postfeminism: The new politics of Marketing Birth Control, Feminist Media Studies 13:3, 490-504

2013: Ellingson, L. E., & Quinlan, M. M. (2012). Beyond the research/service dichotomy: Claiming ALL research products for hiring, evaluation, tenure, and promotion. Qualitative Communication Research, 1, 385-400.

2012: Sara McKinnon, Positioned in/by the State: Incorporation, Exclusion, and Appropriation of Women’s Gender-Based Claims to Political Asylum in the United States. Quarterly Journal of Speech 97:2, 178-200

2011: Maggie Quinlan & Lynn Harter, Meaning in Motion: The Embodied Politics of Dancing Wheels” Text and Performance Quarterly 30:4, 374-395

OSCLG Creative Expression Award

2018: Bethany Johnson, Dr. Margaret M. Quinlan, and Rowan Reyes, Greetings in the gap: Participant-generated support messages and emotional support for fertility patients

2017: Heidi M. Rose, Twin (Performance)

2016: Desireé D. Rowe, Reflections on Depressive Realism

2015: Paul Muhlhauser & Daniel Schafer, Avengendering of the Lambs: Gender, Heroines, and Villains

2012: Bren Ortega Murphy, A Question of Habit: The Depiction of Women Religious in U.S. Popular Culture

2011: Angela Day

OSCLG Outstanding Conference Paper Award

2018: Leland Spencer, “Bathroom Bills, Memes, and a Biopolitics of Trans Disposability”

2017: Bethany Johnson & Margaret M. Quinlan “This is your job, to me it means the world: Female patients’ perceptions of nurses’ communication during Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) treatment.”

2016: Jamie Capuzza and Leland Spencer “Regressing, Progressing, or Transgressing on the Small Screen? Transgender Characters on U.S. Scripted Television Series”

2015: Sarah Blithe & Jenna Hanchey, “Fleshing Out Bodyism: Body Composition Discrimination and the Discursive Construction of Gender Verification Testing”

2012: Danielle M. Stern “It Takes a Classless, Heteronormative Utopian Village: A Feminist Exploration of Family on Gilmore Girls.”

2011: Mary Tucker-McLaughlin & Kenneth Campbell “Making News: A Grounded Theory Analysis of TV News Broadcasts of Hillary Clinton from 1993-2008″

OSCLG Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award

2018: Bren Ortega Murphy, Loyola University Chicago

2018: Jane Jorgenson, University of South Florida

2017: Bethany Olson, University of North Caroline Charlotte

2017: Siobhan Smith, University of Louisville

2016: Valerie R. Renegar, Southwestern University

2016: Cerise L. Glenn, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2013: Cheris Kramarae, University of Oregon

2013: Kathy Denker, Ball State University

2012: Brenda Allen, University of Colorado, Denver

2012: Deborah Ballard-Reisch, Wichita State University

2011: Lynn Harter, Ohio University

OSCLG Outstanding Undergraduate Paper or Creative Project Award

2018: Aston Patrick, “Ur so Hawt”: The Presentation of Gender in Online Game Streaming.”

2017: Kelsey McDougall, “Killing Kilgrave: Recontextualizing Rhetorical Constructions of Hegemonic Masculinity in Jessica Jones”

2017: Mariann Fant, “A Rhetorical Criticism of the Stanford Rape Letter: A Case for Compulsory Heroism.”

2015: Berkley Connor, “Smiling”

2013: Austin Williams “Political Housewives: Ann Romney, Feminine Style, and Candidate Spouse Rhetoric.”

2012: Kelly Clemente “Autoethnography of a ‘Typical’ Birthmother and Adoptive Sister: Analyzing the Intersections of Identity, Postmodernism, Popular Culture, and Adoption.”