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CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award

The CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee honors a graduate whose dissertation improves the educational process in composition studies, or adds to the field's body of knowledge, through research or scholarly inquiry. Applicants must submit to CCCC the following items: (1) title page; (2) abstract; (3) summary of the dissertation (maximum length 10 pages; summary must be in manuscript form); (4) an unbound copy of the dissertation. To be eligible for the 2015 Berlin Dissertation Award, the dissertation must have been accepted by the degree-granting institution, and the writer of the dissertation must have received the degree between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014Submissions must be received by September 1, 2014. Send submissions to the following address: CCCC James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee, c/o CCCC, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 or cccc@ncte.org. Emailed submissions are accepted and encouraged.

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James Berlin Outstanding Dissertation Award Winners

2014
Nancy Bou Ayash, "Translingualism in Post-Secondary Writing and Language Instruction: Negotiating Language Ideologies in Policies and Pedagogical Practices"

2014 Honorable Mentions
Lisa Blankenship, "Changing the Subject: A Theory of Rhetorical Empathy"
Linh Dich, "Technologies of Racial Formation: Asian-American Online Identities"

2013
Heather Brook Adams, "Secrets and Silences: Rhetorics of Unwed Pregnancy Since 1960"

2012
Ana Maria Wetzl, “L2 Writing in the L1 Composition Course: A Model for Promoting Linguistic Tolerance”

2011
Carolyn J. Fulford, “Writing Across the Curriculum Program Development as Ideological and Rhetorical Practice”

2011 Honorable Mention
Dawn M. Fels, “The Vernacular Architecture of Composition Instruction: What the Voices of Writing Center Tutors Reveal about the Influence of Standardized Instruction and Assessment"

2010
Risa Applegarth, "Other Grounds: Popular Genres and the Rhetoric of Anthropology, 1900-1940"

2009 
Eric D. Turley, “The Scientific Management of Writing and the Residue of Reform”

2008
Katherine E. Tirabassi, "Revisiting the Current-Traditional Era:  Innovations in Writing Instruction at the University of New Hampshire, 1940-1949"

2007
Julie Marie Staggers, "Learning to Love the Bomb: Secrecy and Denial in the Atomic City, 1943-1961”

2006
Jordynn Jack, “Rhetorics of Time: Women’s Role in Wartime Science, 1939-1945"

2005
Haivan Viet Hoang, "To Come Together and Create a Movement: Solidarity Rhetoric in the Vietnamese American Coalition (VAC)"

2004
Jessica Enoch, "Women's Resistant Pedagogies in Turn-of-the-Century America: Lydia Maria Child, Zitkala Sa, Jovita Idar, Marta Pena, and Leonor Villegas de Magnon.”
 
2003
Elizabeth Graber, "Old Believer Women in a Postmodern World:  Changing Literacy, Changing Lives."
 
2002
Wendy B. Sharer, "Rhetoric, Reform, and Political Activism in U.S. Women's Organizations, 1920-1930."
 
2001
Katherine Kelleher Sohn, "Whistlin' And Crowin' Women Of Appalachia: Literacy Development Since College"
 
2000
Elizabeth A. Miles, "Building Rhetorics of Production: An Institutional Critique of Composition Textbook Publishing"
 
1999
Chris Gallagher, "Composing Inquiry: Rethinking (Progressive) Pedagogy and Literacy"
 
1998
Jeffrey Maxson, "Multimedia and Multivocality in a Basic Writing Classroom"
 
1997
Ellen Cushman, "The Struggle and the Tools: Oral and Literate Strategies in an Inner City Community"
 
1996
Amy M. Lee, "Visions and Revisions of Teaching Writing as a Critical Process"
 
1995
Margaret A. Syverson, "The Wealth of Reality: An Ecology of Composition"
 
1994
Harriet Malinowitz, "Lesbian and Gay Reality and the Writing Class"
 
1993
Marguerite Helmers, "The Constitution of Students: Genre and Representation in the Composition Testimonial"
 
1992
Susan Carlton Brown, "Poetic, Rhetoric, and Disciplinary Discourse"

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