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2002 Awards
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Nineteenth Annual Dissertation Award 
Giorgio Bertellini, New York University
"Southern Crossings: Italians, Cinema, and Modernity" 

Nineteenth Annual Dissertation Award
Neepa Majumdar, Indiana University
"Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930s to 1950s."   

Kovacs Book Award  
Jane Gaines
Fire and Desire: Mixed-Race Movies in the Silent Era (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

Kovacs Essay Award  
Miriam Hansen, University of Chicago
"Fallen Women, Rising Stars, New Horizons: Shanghai Silent Film and Vernacular Modernism," Film Quarterly, (Fall 2000). 

Honorable Mention:
Bill Nichols, University of Pennsylvania
"Documentary Film and the Modernist Avant-Garde," Critical Inquiry (Summer 2001). 

Honorable Mention
Ana Lopez, Tulane University
"Early Cinema and Modernity in Latin America," Cinema Journal (Fall 2000).    

Student Writing Award
First Place 
Susan Carini
"Loves Labors Almost Lost: How Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball Managed Their Publicity During the Reign of I Love Lucy." 

Second Place
Cynthia Chris
"The Disneyfication of Nature"   

Third Place
Mariano Prunes
"Dziga Vertov's Three Songs of Lenin (1934): A Visual Tour Through the History of the Soviet Avant-Garde in the Interwar Years"   

Honorary Life Member
Stan Brakhage   

Honorary Life Member
Robin Wood 

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