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2018 Award Winners

Below, you'll find a preview of the 2018 SCMS Award Winners, with photos to be added after the conference in Toronto. Please join us at this year’s Awards Ceremony to celebrate their outstanding achievements!

 


STUDENT WRITING AWARD

 

First Place

Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, University of California, Santa Cruz, “B.F. Skinner’s Project Pigeon:  Rendering the War Animal Through Optical Technology”


Second Place

Tyler Morgenstern, University of California, Santa Barbara, “What Abides: Settler Colonial Recursions at the Edge of Cybernetics”


Third Place

Katie Bird, University of Pittsburgh, “Sporting Sensations: Béla Balázs and the Bergfilm Camera Operator”

 

DISSERTATION AWARD

Winner

Andrew Bottomley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Internet Radio: A History of a Medium in Transition”

 

BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD


Winner

Erin Hill, Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production (Rutgers UP, 2016).


THE KATHERINE SINGER KOVÁCS BOOK AWARD

Winner
Karl Schoonover and Rosalind Galt,
Queer Cinema in the World (Duke University Press, 2016)


Honorable Mention

Noa Steimatsky, The Face on Film (Oxford University Press, 2017)


THE KATHERINE SINGER KOVÁCS ESSAY AWARD

Winner

Erika Balsom, “Instant Failure: Polaroid's Polavision, 1977–1980,” Grey Room 66 (Winter 2017): 6-31.

BEST EDITED COLLECTION

Winner

Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon, Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915–1960 (Indiana University Press, 2017).

BEST ESSAY IN AN EDITED COLLECTION

Winner

Luka Arsenjuk, "to speak, to hold, to live by the image: Notes in the Margins of the New Videographic Tendency" in The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia, eds. Caroline Eades and Elizabeth Papazian (New York: Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press, 2016), 275-299.


Honorable Mention

Alexander Zahlten, "1980s Nyū Aka: (Non)Media Theory as Romantic Performance," in Media Theory in Japan, eds. Marc Steinberg and Alexander Zahlten (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), 200-220.

 

THE ANNE FRIEDBERG INNOVATIVE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Kris Paulsen, Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface (MIT Press, 2017).


SERVICE AWARD

 

Chris Holmlund, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Emerita)

 

 

PEDAGOGY AWARD

 

John T. Caldwell, University of California, Los Angeles

 

 

DISTINGUISHED CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jane Gaines, Columbia University

                 

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