2009 Award Winners

2009 Award Winners



Ray and Pat Browne Award for Single Authored Work:

Gerard J. DeGroot

The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade
Harvard University Press, 2008


Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection:

Peter C. Rollins and John E. O’Connor, Editors
Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History

University Press of Kentucky, 2008


Ray and Pat Browne Award Reference/Primary Source Work:

Benjamin Heber Johnson, Jeffrey Gusky and Luis Alberto Urrea

Bordertown: The Odyssey of an American Place

Yale University Press

Susan Koppelman  Award  for Best Edited Volume in Women’s Studies

Laura E. Garcia, Sandra M. Gutierrez and Felicitas Nunez, Editors

Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays

University of Texas Press, 2008

Emily Toth  Award for Best Single Work in Women’s Studies


Maria Raha

Hellions: Pop Culture’s Rebel Women

Seal Press, 2008


Cawelti Award for Best Textbook/Primer

Joseph J. Foy

Homer Simpson Goes To Washington: American Politics through Popular Culture

University Press of Kentucky, 2008


Peter Rollins Film Award for Best Documentary

 Brian GaryJefferson Davis, An American President 


Journal of Popular Culture

Russel B. Nye Award

Russel B. Nye Award for Outstanding Article published in The Journal of Popular Culture

James B. Kelley

Song, Story or History: Resisting Claims of a Coded Message in the African American Spiritual ‘Following the Drinking Gourd’ Volume 41, Number 2.


William E. Brigman Award

William E. Brigman Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture Presented at the National Conference
Ashley Elaine YorkFrom Chick Flicks to Millennial Blockbusters: Spinning Female-Driven Narratives into Franchises


Journal of AMERICAN Culture

William M. Jones Award

William M. Jones Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in American Culture Presented at the National Conference

Jennifer M. Black

Corporate Calling Cards: Advertising Trade Cards and Logos in US, c.1876-1890


Carl Bode Award

Carl Bode Award for Outstanding Article published in The Journal of American Culture

Kathleen Spies 

Baseball, Apple Pie, and Burlesque Queens: Nationalism in Walt Kuhn’s Portraits of Showgirls

Volume 31, Number 1.