Category: Awards

Melissa M. Parks wins the Benson-Campbell Dissertation Research Award!

Melissa has been recognized with the 2019 Benson-Campbell Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association’s Public Address Division for her dissertation project, “From the Redwoods Conservation Movement to Genome Mapping: Genetic Ecologies of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.” She will be recognized for her project’s “conceptual rigor, important focus, and innovative approach” at the Public…

Madison A. Krall wins a Rhetoric Society of America Institute Graduate Development Grant!

This summer, Madison won an RSA Institute Graduate Development Award to support her archival research and her travel to the RSA Institutes’ Seminar on Medical Rhetoric in the Archives. And, in other great RSA news, the University of Utah chapter of RSA–Retorica Elevada–was recognized at this year’s Institutes with the Outstanding Student Chapter Award for…

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

Last spring I was awarded a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on a project entitled, Julia Ward Howe, Helene Deutsche, and Sophia Kleegman: 20th-Century Women Shaping the Science and Medicine of Fertility. To read more about this project and the award, click here.

The 2017 Winans-Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Public Address

Posing, above, with all of the 2017 awardees (including two others from the University of Utah–Julia Moore and Stacey Overholt!). Posing, below, with some of my favorite people and scholars: Lisa Corrigan, Debbie Hawhee, and Mary Stuckey (left to right).Receiving the award from the president of NCA, Stephen Hartnett. For more information about the James…

Dr. Cara Finnegan wins the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Faculty Mentorship Award!!

Here Dr. Cara Finnegan–winner of the 2017 Rhetorical and Communication Theory Faculty Mentorship Award–is shown with some of her former students. From left: Jennifer Mercieca, Jennifer Jones Barbour, Robin Jensen, Cara Finnegan, Jiyeon Kang Billie Murray introduced Cara beautifully before presenting her with the award at NCA in Dallas. Dr. Finnegan’s advisees pose in 2005¬†with…