Beginning in 2014, CCCC began awarding the Stonewall Service Award, which recognizes the service of CCCC members who work to improve the experiences of sexual and gender minority members of CCCC; the Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship, which is an annual award to one book, one article, and one dissertation that make queer interventions into composition and rhetoric scholarship; and the Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award, which provides a travel award to presenters at CCCC who are engaged in queer scholarship. A record of past award winners is below.
Stonewall Service Award Winners
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Joseph R. Jones
Garrett W. Nichols
Lavender Rhetorics Award Winners
Article: Johnathan Smilges, “White Squares to Black Boxes: Grindr, Queerness, Rhetorical Silence,” Rhetoric Review, 2019
Book: William P. Banks, Matthew B. Cox, and Caroline Dadas, Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, Utah State University Press, 2019
Dissertation: Josie Rush, Just Between Us Girls: Discursive Spaces from America’s First Gay Magazine to the World’s Last Website for Queer Women, 1947–2019
Article: Joyce Olewski Inman, “Breaking out of the Basic Writing Closet: Queering the Thirdspace of Composition.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture
Book: M. Remi Yergeau, Authoring Autism: Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness
Dissertation: Seth E. Davis, Fierce: Black Queer Literacies of Survival
Article: Collin Craig, “Courting the Abject: A Taxonomy of Black Queer Rhetoric.” College English, 2017.
Book: Eric Darnell Pritchard. Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy. Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.
Dissertation: Stephanie West-Puckett, “Materializing Makerspaces: Queerly Composing Space, Time, and (What) Matters”
2018 Book Award Honorable Mention: Qwo-Li Driskill. Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. The University of Arizona Press, 2016.
Article: Jean Bessette, “Queer Rhetoric in Situ.” Rhetoric Review, 2016.
Book: Jonathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes. Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics. Routledge, 2016.
Dissertation: Jon M. Wargo, “Connective Compositions and Sitings of Selves: Elastic Literacies, Queer Rhetorics, and the Online/Offline Politics of LGBT Youth Writing”
Book: Jacqueline Rhodes and Jonathan Alexander. Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2015.
Dissertation: Kathleen Livingston, “The Queer Art & Rhetoric of Consent: Theories, Practices, Pedagogies”
Article: R. Joseph Rodriguez, “There Are Many Rooms.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal 6(1), Spring 2014.
Book: Serkan Gorkemli. Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the Internet in Turkey. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014.
Dissertation: Garrett Wedekind Nichols, “Rural Drag: Settler Colonialism and the Queer Rhetorics of Rurality”
Article: Eric Darnell Pritchard, “For Queer Kids Who Committed Suicide, Our Outrage Isn’t Enough: Queer Youth of Color, Bullying, and the Discursive Limits of Identity and Safety.” Harvard Educational Review, 2013, 83:2, 320-345.
Dissertation: G Patterson, “Doing Justice: Addressing the LGBTQ-Religious Junction in English Studies”
Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award Winners
Samuel Brook Corfman, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Elise Dixon, Michigan State University, East Lansing
B. López, Syracuse University, NY
Wilfredo Flores, Michigan State University
Marlene Galvan, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Alejandra I. Ramirez, University of Arizona
Joshua Barsczewski, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Zarah C. Moeggenberg, Washington State University, Pullman
James Swider, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Gavin P. Johnson, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Leida K Mae, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Laura Tetreault, University of Louisville, KY
Rachel Lewis, Northeastern University
Casey Miles, Michigan State University
Erika M. Sparby, Northern Illinois University
Alexandra J. Cavallaro, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Maria Novotny, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Jon M. Wargo, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Kendall Gerdes, The University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Mason McFadden, Western Illinois University, Macomb
Neil Simpkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison