2015 Award Winners

2015 PCA/ACA Awards 

Ray & Pat Browne Awards

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors

Winner: Jeff Chang, Who We Be: The Colorization of America (St. Martin’s Press, 2014)


Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection

Winners: Christopher M. Moreman & A. David Lewis. Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age (Praeger, 2014)
Brenda R. Weber (ed.). Reality Gendervision: Sexuality and Gender on Transatlantic Reality Television (Duke University Press, 2014)

Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work

Winner: Tom Weaver, David Schecter, & Steve Kronenberg. The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy (McFarland, 2014)


John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer

Winner: Simone Cinotto (ed.). Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities (Fordham University Press, 2014)


Emily Toth Award for Best Single Work by One or More Authors in Women’s Studies

Winner: Lisa Funell. Warrior Women: Gender, Race, and the Transnational Chinese Action Star (State University Press of New York, 2014)
Honorable Mention: Linda Maria Mizejewski, Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics (University of Texas Press, 2014)

Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies

Winner: Sarah Lightman (ed.), Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews (McFarland, 2014)

Electronics Reference Site Award

Winner: Gregory Zinman. “Handmade Cinema: A Guide to the People, Practices and Themes of Artisanal Moving Image Production” [www.handmadecinema.com]

Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award

Winner: “Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power”, Michael Park (director/producer)


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
Winner: Mindy Clegg, “Weaponized Jazz: The Recording Industry and the Cold War” [publication information needed]


Carl Bode Award

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

Winner: Jean S. Mason, “Two Women Chronicle the White Plague: A ‘Herstory’ of America’s Magic Mountain” The Journal of American Culture, June 2014.


Journal of Popular Culture

William E. Brigman Award

William E. Brigman Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture Presented at the National Conference
Winner: Amanda Kennell, “Origin and Ownership from Ballet to Anime”

Honorable Mention: Josh-Wade Ferguson, “’Traded It Off For That Voodoo Thing’: Cultural Capital and Vernacular Debt in Filmic Representations in New Orleans”


Russel B. Nye Award

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

Winner: Louise Woodstock, “Tattoo Therapy: Storying the Self in Neoliberal Times”, Volume 47, Number 4