PCA is pleased to announce the 2021 Literary Award Winners. Browse recent and current award winners here.
RAY AND PAT BROWNE AWARDS
BROWNE BEST SINGLE WORK BY ONE OR MORE AUTHORS IN POPULAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE
Shawn Michelle Smith. Photographic Returns: Racial Justice and the Time of Photography. Duke UP.
 
BROWNE BEST EDITED COLLECTION IN POPULAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE
Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, and Gabriel Peters-Lazaro. Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change. New York University Press.
Honorable Mention: Sharon Packer and Daniel Fredrick  Welcome to Arkham Asylum: Essays on Psychiatry and the Gotham City Institution.  McFarland.
 
BROWN BEST EDITED REFERENCE COLLECTION IN POPULAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE
Sue Matheson. The John Ford Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield.
Honorable Mention: Ivy Roberts (ed). Futures of the Past: An Anthology of Science Fiction Stories from the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, with Critical Essays. McFarland & Company, Inc. 
 
JOHN G. CAWELTI AWARD FOR THE BEST TEXTBOOK/PRIMER
Yelena Bailey.  How the Streets Were Made: Housing Segregation and Black Life in America. U of North Carolina Press.
 
SUSAN KOPPELMAN AWARD FOR THE BEST ANTHOLOGY, MULTI-AUTHORED, OR EDITED BOOK IN FEMINIST STUDIES IN POPULAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE
Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole GrossA Black Women’s History of the United States. Beacon Press.
Alice Wong. Disability Visibility: First Person Stories From the 21st Century. Vintage.
 
EMILY TOTH AWARD FOR BEST SINGLE WORK IN WOMEN’S STUDIES
Margot Mifflin. Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood. Counterpoint Press.
Honorable Mention: Jillian Hernandez. Aesthetics of Excess: The Art and Politics of Black and Latina Embodiment. Duke UP.
 
JOHN LEO AND DANA HELLER AWARD FOR BEST SINGLE WORK, ANTHOLOGY, MULTI-AUTHORED, OR EDITED BOOK IN LGBTQ STUDIES
Meredith Heller. Queering Drag: Redefining the Discourse of Gender-Bending. Indiana UP.
Honorable Mention: Jen Jack GiesekingA Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queers. New York UP.
 
HARRY SHAW AND KATRINA HAZZARD-DONALD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE STUDIES
Andre Brock Jr. Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures. NYU Press.
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Wanzo. The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging.  NYU Press.
 
PETER C. ROLLINS AND SUSAN W. ROLLINS AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Terrence McSweeney and George Lee. Blowback: The 9/11 Wars in Global Film.
 
ALLEN ELLIS DIGITAL RESEARCH AWARD IN POPULAR CULTURE
Kathleen Ryan. “Homefront Heroines; The WAVES of World War II.” https://www.homefrontheroines.com/.
Honorable Mention: Dee Dee Baldwin. “Against All Odds—The First Black Legislators in Mississippi.” https://much-ado.net/legislators/
 
KATHY MERLOCK JACKSON BEST DISSERTATION AWARD
Julian Kirschner. “(Un) Social Media: A Content Analysis of the Centralized Self on Twitter.” Claremont Graduate University.
 
Journal Awards
JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE
RUSSELL B. NYE AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING ARTICLE
Mike Van Esler. “Reproducing Television Canons: Streaming Services and the Legacy of Linear TV.”
 
WILLIAM E. BRIGMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER
Carlie Todd, “Foxy Ladies and Badass Super Agents: Legacies of 1970s Blaxploitation Spy and Detective Heroines.”
 
JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CULTURE
CARL BODE AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING ARTICLE
Cornelia Klecker. ”Trump as the ‘Kardashian of Politics?’ Daniel J. Boorstin’s ‘Pseudo-Event” and the Rise of Donald Trump.” 
 
WILLIAM M. JONES AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER
Emily Hawk. “The Choreographer as Intellectual: Alvin Ailey’s Ideas about Black Modern Dance.”