Awards Call 2021

Each year, OSCLG presents awards at its annual conference to recognize quality in scholarship, mentorship and creative expression. These awards include:

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 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 (PGEIST@sdsu.edu) by June 1, 2021.  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, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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 2020 or 2021 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 Alisha Menzies (AMENZIES@ut.edu) by May 2, 2021. She will then let nominees know of the review committee addresses for mailing individual copies of the book for review by June 1, 2021. 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, 2021; deadline for books to committee is June 1, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 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, Paaige Turner (pkturner@bsu.edu) by June 1, 2021.   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, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 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 Gloria Pindi (gpindi@csusm.edu) by June 1, 2021. 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, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 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 Shauna MacDonald (shauna_macdonald@cbu.ca) is due June 1, 2021. 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, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 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 Tina Harris (tharris4@lsu.edu) by June 1, 2021.  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, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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 Laurena Bernabo (laurenabernabo@gmail.com) by May 1, 2021.  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, 2021. Initial nomination deadline is May 1, 2021; submission deadline for materials from nominee is June 1, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

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, 2020 December 31, 2020. 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 Savaughn Williams (savaughn.williams@ku.edu) by June 1, 2021. 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, 2021; award decision will be made by August 1, 2021.

The editor of Women & Language, in a process determined by the editor, may select a peer-reviewed article or creative project published in Women & Language in the previous year or volume, to recognize with the Patty Sotirin Women & Language Award. The editor may consult with the editorial board in making a determination. Nominations are not sought for this award, as all eligible peer-reviewed articles and projects published in the previous year of Women & Language are automatically considered.

If you have questions about submissions or nominations, please contact Karla Scott (karla.scott@slu.edu).

To submit please see the information within each award tab for the process and due dates for materials.

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