ASHR Awards

ASHR gives two student awards annually: the dissertation award and the outstanding student paper award. The student paper award is chosen from regular submissions to our conferences marked “Student.”


ASHR Dissertation Award 2018

“Lolita Lebrón’s Rhetorics of Defiance to U.S. Empire”

Karrieann Soto Vega, University of Kentucky


ASHR Student Paper Award 2018

“Sacred Kairos and Secular Chronos: Angelina Grimke’s Negotiation of the Temporal and Eternal in the ‘Pennsylvania Hall Address'”

Krista L. Klocke, Iowa State University


Past Winners

Dissertation Award Recipients

  • 2017 – Elizabeth Gardner, University of Maryland: “The Child Labor Movement’s Night Messenger Service Campaign: Rights and Reform in the Progressive Era”
  • 2016 – Allison Prasch, University of Minnesota: “Constituting the Cold War Commonplace: U.S. Presidential Public Address and the Inventional Possibilities of Speaking in Situ”
  • 2015 – Seth D. Long, University of Nebraska, Kearney
  • 2014 – Allison Hailey Hahn, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2013 – Jason Barrett-Fox, University of Kansas
  • 2012 – Timothy Barney, University of Maryland
  • 2011 – Carly Woods, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2010 – Lisa Zimmerelli, University of Maryland
  • 2009 – Kathleen Lamp, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • 2008 – L. Jill Lamberton, University of Michigan
  • 2007 – Vessela Valiavitcharska, University of Texas-Austin
  • 2006 – Paul Turpin, Annenberg School of Communication, USC
  • 2005 – Kristine S. Bruss, University of Minnesota
  • 2004 – Shevaun A. Watson, Miami University of Ohio
  • 2003 – Cynthia King, University of Maryland
  • 2002 – Daniel Emery, University of Iowa
  • 2001 – David Hoffman, University of Iowa
  • 2000 – Robert Sullivan, University of Maryland
  • 1999 – Ekaterina Haskins, University of Iowa
  • 1998 – Sara Newman, University of Minnesota
  • 1997 – Mari Lee Mifsud, Penn State University
  • 1995 – Gary Selby, University of Maryland

Outstanding Student Paper Awards

  • 2017 – Adam Cody, Pennsylvania State University: “The Porous Polis: Comedy and Commonality in Ancient Athens”
  • 2016 – Adam Cody, Pennsylvania State University: “The Political Use of the Part and the Whole in Lysias 12 Against Eratosthenes”
  • 2015 – Jessica A. Kurr, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2014 – Justine Wells, University of South Carolina
  • 2013 – Liz Miller, University of Kansas; John Jasso, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2012 – Ian Hill, University of Illinois
  • 2011 – John Minbiole, Penn State University
  • 2010 – Brandon Inabinet, Northwestern University
  • 2009 – Matthew May, University of Minnesota
  • 2007 – Benjamin Crosby, University of Washington
  • 2006 – Michelle Gibbons, University of Pittsburgh
  • David Tell, Penn State University
  • 2005 – Randall E. Iden, Northwestern University
  • 2004 – Noriaki Tajima, University of Alabama; Kristine S. Bruss, University of Minnesota
  • 2003 – Ned O’ Gorman, Penn State University
  • 2002 – Laura Card, University of Utah
  • 2001 – Beth Manolescu, University of Illinois
  • 2000 – Ekaterina Haskins, University of Iowa
  • 1999 – Mari Lee Mifsud, Penn State University