PCAS/ACAS Student Paper Awards

Each year for the conference students are encouraged to submit a completed reading copied of their papers in advance of the conference to compete for the student paper awards.  Executive Council’s Members-at-Large select the best paper in popular culture studies and American culture studies.   These awards are presented at the Friday night reception at the conference.  The 2018 winners are:

Ray and Pat Browne Award for popular culture studies

Amy Doricic,
University of British Columbia”
‘It is known’: Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Through the Eyes of Dothraki Speakers”

Honorable mention:
Stephanie A. Graves,
Georgia State University
“‘Put as much “sub” into that “text” as you possibly can’: Supernatural, Representation, and Queerbaiting”

Roger  Rollin Award for American culture studies:

Steven Dashiell,
University of Maryland Baltimore County
“‘Penis in a Combat Boot’ – Erotic Images, Military Deployment, and Masculinity”

Honorable mention:
Paige Wallace,
Florida State University
“Digital Motherhood: Archiving the mamasphere”