OSCLG Current and Past Award Winners

OSCLG presents a series of awards each year honoring members for their scholarship, teaching and mentoring, and creative activity.

Current Award Winners

2020 - Madeleine Michalik "The “Incompetent” Cervix and the “Good” Mother" OSCLG Outstanding Thesis Award
2020 - Leandra H. Hernandez and Robert Gutierrez-Perez This Bridge Called Communication: Anzalduan Approaches to Theory, Method, and Praxis OSCLG Outstanding Book Award
2020 - Theresa A. Kuilbaga & Leland G. Spencer Campuses of Consent: Sexual and Social Justice in Higher Education OSCLG Outstanding Book Award
2020 - Naila Althagafi Muslim Women’s Authority in Sacred Spaces OSCLG Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award
2020 - Laurena Bernabo Expanding Television’s Cultural Forum in the Digital Era: Prime Time Television, Twitter, and Black Lives Matter.” Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 63, no. 1 (77-93) OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article or Chapter Awards
2020 - Pavithra Prasad Notes on the Terrestrial Performance of Outer Space OSCLG Creative Expression Award
2020 - Zhiqiu Benson Zhou Beyond Tongzhi and Sexual Identities’ Instability in China OSCLG Outstanding Conference Paper Award
2020 - Briana R. Taylor Homegrown Safety: Community Participation and Violence Prevention OSCLG Outstanding Conference Paper Award
2020 - Sharde Davis University of Connecticut OSCLG Feminist Teacher/Mentor Award
2020 - Mac Clark Hello! I'm Fat: Finding Myself in a Hulu Original OSCLG Outstanding Undergraduate Paper or Creative Project Award
2020 - Kristin Denise Rowe "Beyond “Good Hair”: Negotiating Hair Politics through African American Language Patty Sotirin Women & Language Award

Previous Award Winners

2019: Elizabeth Hintz

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”

2019: Elizabeth Son, Embodied Reckonings: ‘Comfort Women,’ Performance, and Transpacific Redress

2019: Anna Wiederhold Wolf, Sarah Blithe and Breanna Mohr, Sex and Stigma: Work and Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels

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

2019: Rebekah Crawford, “A Spectrum of Silence and the Single Storyteller: Stigma, Sex and Mental Illness among the Latter-day Saints”

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”

2019: Jennifer Freitag, “Four Transgressive Declarations for Ending Gender Violence.”

2019: Michele Kennerly & Carly Woods “Moving Rhetorica”

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

2019: Jade Huell, “Caged Bird.”

2019: Andrew R. Spieldenner, “The Presence of Absences.”

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

2019: Nancy Henaku, “Resistance, Discursive Activism and Gender Politics in Ghanaian Social Media: A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis.”

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”

2016: Jenny Korn “Expecting Penises in Chatroulette: Representations of Gendered and Racialized Selves in Anonymous Online Spaces”

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”

2019: Lisa Hanasono, Bowling Green University

2019: Dr. Jessica Kratzer, Northern Kentucky University

2019: Danielle Stern, Christopher Newport University

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

2019: Pak Youngkang Vincent, “’I am Gay’: Identities and performance pragmatics in the coming-out narratives of Singaporean Gay men.”

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.”

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