Awards Call 2022

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 that include a focused analysis of gender, language, and communication. The thesis results and discussion must interrogate and offer insights about gender as well as advance our understanding of gendered ways of communicating. Theses must be completed between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; nominations must include a nomination letter (as an attachment) and a PDF of the entire thesis. The nomination letter should include (1) the full name of the nominee, (2) the date of completion of the thesis, (3) a rationale for nominating the thesis for the OSCLG outstanding thesis award, (4) the nominator’s email, and (5) an email address for the person whose thesis they are nominating. Nominations should be submitted via email to the awards committee chair, Laurena Bernabo, at laurenabernabo@gmail.com.  If you do not receive a confirmation from the award chair within one week of submitting your nomination, please resend your submission. The submission deadline for the thesis award is June 1, 2022; the award decision will be made by August 1, 2022.

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 2021 or 2022 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, at amenzies@ut.edu by June 1, 2022.  The chair will then let nominees know of the review committee addresses for mailing individual copies of the book for review by June 15, 2022. 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 June 1, 2022; deadline for books to committee is June 15, 2022 award decision will be made by August 1, 2022.

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021. Nominations must come from a faculty advisor; the nomination letter, and a 30-page condensed version of the dissertation, (along with an electronic version of the entire dissertation) should be electronically submitted to the chair of the award committee, Paaige Turner at Ball State University, at pkturner@bsu.edu by June 1, 2022.   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, 2022; award decision will be made by August 1, 2022.

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 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 Annette Madlock, at annettemadlock@gmail.com by June 1, 2022. 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, 2022; the award decision will be made by August 1, 2022.

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 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 Jennifer Hawkins, at jennifer.hawkins@stcloudstate.edu is due June 1, 2022. 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, 2022; award decision will be made by August 1, 2022.

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 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, at tharris4@lsu.edu by June 1, 2022.  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, 2022; award decision will be made by August 1, 2022.

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 Trina Wright Dixon, at trinajwright@gmail.com by June 1, 2022.  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 15, 2022. Initial nomination deadline is June 1, 2022; submission deadline for materials from nominee is June 15, 2022; award decision will be made by August 1, 2022

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, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 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 Anh T. Nguyen, at atnguyen92@unm.edu  by June 1, 2022. 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, 2022; award decision will be made by August 1, 2022

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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