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 2016 winners and details on how to nominate individuals for the 2017 awards.

OSCLG Outstanding Thesis Award

 

SiobhaIMG_5173n Smith presenting the Outstanding Thesis Award to Sakeenah Y. Gallardo for her thesis, “‘A Girl Child Ain’t Safe in a Family of Men': Breaking the Secrecy Between African-American Mothers and Daughterse about Familial Childhood Sexual Abuse”

 

 

 

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, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; a nomination letter should be electronically submitted to the chair of the award committee between March 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017. After a nomination is submitted by the faculty advisor, the nominated person should submit a pdf of the entire thesis to Leland Spencer at Miami University (lelandspencer@gmail.com) by June 1, 2017. If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Initial nomination deadline is May 1, 2017; thesis submission deadline is June 1, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Outstanding Book Award

 

 

 

2016-10-15 19.49.21Melanie Mills presenting the Outstanding Book Award to Leland Spencer and Jamie Capuzza for the book they edited, “Transgender Communication Studies: Histories, Trends, and Trajectories.” The Outstanding Book Award was also awarded to Lynn O’Brien Hallstein for “Bikini Ready Moms: Celebrity Profiles, Motherhood, and the Body.”

 

 

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 2016 or 2017 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 Sarah Blithe (sblithe@unr.edu) between March 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017. She will then let nominees know of the review committee addresses for mailing individual copies of the book for review by June 1, 2017. 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, 2017; deadline for books to committee is June 1, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award

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Renee Houston presenting the Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award to Julia Moore for her dissertation “From Childless by Choice to Mother: Performative and Subversive Negotiations of Face in Relational Communication about (Never) Having Children.”

 

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, 2015 and December 31, 2016. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; a nomination letter should be electronically submitted to the chair of the award committee between March 1 and May 1, 2015. After a nomination is submitted by the faculty advisor, the nominated person should submit a pdf of a self-authored summary of approximately 30 pages and a pdf of the entire dissertation to Bren Ortega Murphy, Loyola University (bmurphy@luc.edu). If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. Initial nomination deadline is May 1, 2017; dissertation submission deadline is June 1, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article or Chapter Awards

 

2016-10-15 19.21.17Leland presents the Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article or Chapter Award to Patrice Buzzanell for her article (with Ziyu Long, Lindsey Anderson, Klod Kokini, and Jennifer Batra) “Mentoring in Academe: A Feminist Poststructural Lens on Stories of Women Engineering Faculty of Color.”

 

 

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, 2016 and December 31, 2016. 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 between March 1, 2017 and June 1, 2017 to Elizabeth Nelson, University of Minnesota (enelson1@umn.edu). 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, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Creative Expression Award

2016-10-15 19.30.06Shauna MacDonald presents the Creative Expression Award to Desiree Rowe for “Reflections on Depressive Realism.”

 

 

 

 

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 or display as part of a juried show between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Theses and dissertations are not eligible to be nominated for this award. If possible, three copies (or photographs) of the work should be submitted to the committee chair between March 1, 2017 and June 1, 2017. 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. Committee chair: Shauna MacDonald, Villanova University (shauna.macdonald@villanova.edu). 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, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Outstanding Conference Paper Award

 

2016-10-15 19.54.052016-10-15 19.56.14Karla Scott presenting the Outstanding Conference Paper Award to Jamie Capuzza and Leland Spencer for their paper, “Regressing, Progressing, or Transgressing on the Small Screen? Transgender Characters on U.S. Scribed Television Series,” and to Jenny Korn for her paper, “Expecting Penises in Chatroulette: Representations of GEndered and Racialized Selves in Anonymous Online Spaces.”

 

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, 2016 and December 31, 2016. 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 via email between March 1, 2017 and June 1, 2017 to Paaige Turner, Webster University (paaigeturner@webster.edu). 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, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award

 

2016-10-15 19.39.462016-10-15 19.44.05Patricia Geist Martin presenting the Feminist Teacher/Mentor award to Valerie Renegar of Southwestern University and Cerise Glenn of University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

 

 

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 via email Kathy Denker, Ball State University (kjdenker@bsu.edu) between March 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017. 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, 2017. Initial nomination deadline is May 1, 2017; submission deadline for materials from nominee is June 1, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.

OSCLG Outstanding Undergraduate Paper or Creative Project Award

 

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, 2016 December 31, 2016. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; the letter of nomination and the nominated paper or project should be sent via pdf or other e-mail attachment to Alicia Boards, University of Cincinnati  (boardsar@mail.uc.edu) between March 1, 2017 and June 1, 2017. 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, 2017; award decision will be made by August 1, 2017.