2008 Award Winners

2008 Award Winners


Ray and Pat Browne Awards


Focused Study

2008: Jacob J. Podber
The Electronic Front Porch: An Oral History of the Arrival of Modern Media
in Rural Appalachia and the Melungeon Community

 Mercer University Press – 2007


Edited Collection

2008: Tiffany Potter and C. W. Marshall, Editors
Cylons In America:Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica
Continuum – 2007



2008: Gary Hoppenstand, Series Editor
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture
{6 Volume Set} Publisher – Greenwood Press  2007.

Vol. 1) North America [U.S. and Canada]
Michael K. Schoenecke, Editor

Vol. 2) Latin America [Central America, South America and the Caribbean]
John F. Bratzel, Editor

Vol. 3) Europe [British Isles, Western and Eastern Europe] 
Gerd Bayer, Editor

Vol. 4) North Africa and the Middle East
Lynn Bartholome, Editor

Vol. 5) Sub-Saharan Africa
Dennis Hickey, Editor

Vol. 6) Asia and Pacific Oceania [inc. Australia, New Zealand, etc.]
Gary Xu, Editor


Susan Koppelman  Award

Eleanor Heartney, Helaine PosnerNancy Princenthal, and Sue Scott,
After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art
Prestel Publishing, 2007.

Merri Lisa Johnson, ed., Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts
it in a Box
 London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd (distributed by Palgrave
Macmillan in U.S.), 2007.


Emily Toth  Award

T. Denban Sharpley-Whiting
Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women
NYU Press, 2007

Joyce Antler
You Never Call! You Never Write: A History of the Jewish Mother
Oxford University Press, 2007


Cawelti Award

Edgerton, Gary R. 
The Columbia History of American Television.
Columbia University Press,  2007.


Runners Up

Leroy AshbyWith Amusement for All. A History of American Popular Culture Since 1830
University Press of Kentucky, 2006
Andrew AndrejeviciSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era.
University Press of Kansas, 2007


Peter Rollins Film Award

Jan Krawitz   Big Enough (2004), first-place winner
Carlo Cubero Mangrove Music (2006), honorable mention/second place.


Journal Awards

Carl Bode Award

The winner of the Bode Award for this year is “Consumer Activism, Commercialism, and Curriculum Choices: Advertising in Schools in the 1930s. by Inger L. Stole (Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois) and Rebecca Livesay (independent scholar and consumer advocate). The Journal of American Culture, March 2007.

The honorable mention goes to Floyd Chueng (Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Smith College) for “Anxious and Ambivalent Representations: Nineteenth-Century Images of Chinese American Men.” The Journal of American Culture, September 2007.


Russel B. Nye Award

The winner of the Nye Award for the best article in the Journal of Popular Culture in 2007 is
Francis Martin, Jr. for “To Ignore is to Deny: E. W. Kemble’s Racial Caricature as Popular Art
Volume 40, Number 4.


William E. Brigman Award

William E. Brigman Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture 2008

Jodi Larson (Department of History, Tuffs): “American Tune: Postwar Campaign Songs in a Changing Nation


William M. Jones Award

William M. Jones Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture, 2008

Vicki Willis:  “Be-In-Tween The Spa[ ]ces: The Location and Subversion of Women in Jazz