2018 Award Winners

2018 PCA/ACA Awards


Ray & Pat Browne Awards

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

 Howard Wight Marshall. Fiddler’s Dream: Old-Time, Swing, and Bluegrass Fiddling in Twentieth-Century Missouri (University of Missouri Press, 2017).


Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection

Jacqueline Emery (editor). Recovering Native American Writings in the Boarding School Press (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). 

Frank Christianson (editor). The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017). 


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

Michael A. Amundson. Talking Machine West: A History and Catalog of Tin Pan Alley’s Western Recording, 1902-1918 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017).


 John G. Cawelti Award for the Best Textbook/Primer

Adam Gussow. Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition (University of North Carolina Press), 2017. 


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

Katherine J. Parkin. Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).


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

Linda Mizejewski and Victoria Sturtevant (editors). Hysterical!: Women in American Comedy (University of Texas Press), 2017.


John Leo & Dana Heller Award for Best Single Work, Anthology, Mult-Authored, or Edited Book in LGBTQ Studies

Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, & Johanna Burton (editors). Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (The MIT Press), 2017.


 Peter C. Rollins Award for the Best Documentary Film

Tom Shaker and Norm Grant. “Do It, Man!: The Story of the Celebrity Club.”


Electronic Reference Site Award

Michael Newbury & Daniel Houghton. “The Collinwood Fire, 1908.”



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

Madeline Steiner. “’The Amusement Economist’: J. H. Haverly and the Modernization of the American Minstrel Show.”


Carl Bode Award

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

Ezra Claverie. “Ambiguous Mr. Fox: Black Actors and Interest Convergence in the Superhero Film.” The Journal of American Culture, Vol. 40:2 (June 2017).


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

Thomas Ray Garcia. “The Intuition of the Revolutionary Artist in Jack London’s The Iron Heel.