2015 Endowment Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2015 Endowment Grant Winners

The PCA/ACA Endowment is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been selected for PCA/ACA Endowment Grants. This year was extremely competitive–592 people applied for 68 awards.  There were many fine applications, but unfortunately we could not fund them all. It was a difficult job for the committees to decide who would receive the grants. To those who were funded, congratulations. To those who were not funded, next year will be a new competition and we hope that you apply again.

Grant winners: You should have received an email detailing the process for receiving your award.  If you have additional questions, please contact Brendan Riley, ED Operations, briley@colum.edu


Douglas A Noverr Grant
for Collection Enhancement for Institutions to Build Popular Culture and American Culture Research Collections.

  • Rachel Rubin – University of Massachusetts, Boston


Madonna Marsden International Travel Grant for overseas travel to attend PCA/ACA or other International PCA conferences.

  • Koreneilia Boczkowska – Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Eleni Boliaki – Democritus University of Thrace
  • Kyung-Sook Boo – Sogang University
  • Laurence Figgis – Glasgow School or Art
  • Cynthia S. Hamilton – Liverpool Hope University
  • Treviene Harris – University of Pittsburgh
  • Olivia Hopkins – University of Sydney
  • Ananya Kabir – King’s College London
  • John Carter McKnight – Lancaster University
  • Jonathan Payne – King’s College London
  • Claire Warden – University of Lincoln
  • Michael Wedekind – University of Vienna


Marshall Fishwick Travel Grant – for academic travel to Popular Culture Studies / American Culture Studies Research Collections.

  • Bernie Murray – Ryerson University
  • William Nesbitt – Beacon College
  • Tara Prescott – University of California, Los Angeles


Michael Schoenecke Travel Grants
– for graduate students to attend the PCA/ACA national conference.

  • Pamela Andrews – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Amanda Axley – Knox College
  • Meagan Beadle – University of Virginia
  • Keren Beb-Horin and Adar Ben Horin – Cuny
  • Annette M. Becker – University of North Texas
  • Rachel Carrico – University of California, Riberside
  • Melissa Chan – University of Southern California
  • Holly Cowart – University of Florida
  • Nikki Cox – Miami University
  • Danielle Crawford – University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Taylor Alexandra Currie – Queen’s University
  • Jay Friesen – University of Alberta
  • Andre Gerard – Simon Fraser University
  • Maurizio Geri – Old Dominion University
  • Eric Nolan Gonzaba – George Mason University
  • Thomas Guiler – Syracuse University
  • Kathleen Heil – University of Arkansas
  • Kristen Hengtgen – Indiana University
  • Anastasia Kozak – University of Florida
  • Etienne Blue Lambert – University of West Florida
  • Heather Lang – Florida State University
  • Ross Lenihan – UCLA
  • Alexandra Lykissas – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Louis A Magallanes Jr. – California State University, Fullerton
  • Marlena Matute – Queen’s College
  • Semontee Mitra – Penn State – Harrisburg
  • Nicole Neitzke – California State University, Fullerton
  • Mathew Noferi – Boston University
  • Abigail H Oakley – Arizona State University
  • Alane Presswood – Ohio University
  • Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez – University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Paul Rubery – Stony Brook University
  • Tana Taylor-Juko – University of North Texas
  • Kathleen Thornton – Oberlin College
  • Beatriz Vilas Lisa – University of Connecticut
  • Jilliam Wenburg – University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Lisa Mary Wichowski – Goddard College
  • Nathan Wuertenberg – George Washington University
  • Aedon Young – Memoril University of New Foundland
  • Kassandra Zamanis – California State University, Fullerton


Peter Rollins Travel Grants
– for early-career faculty to attend the PCA/ACA national conference.

  • M Belkaid – Bates College
  • Sara Bernstein – Portland State University
  • Elizabeth Deans – George Washington University
  • Olga Fedorenko – New York University
  • Anne Hays – College of Staten Island
  • Christopher K. Jackson – Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Stacey Kikendall – Park University
  • Stephen J. Lind – Washington & Lee University
  • James W Malazita – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Tolga Ozyurtcu – University of Texas, Austin
  • Nicholaus Benjamin Pumphrey – Baker University
  • Rachel Somerstein – SUNY New Paltz