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|2017 Award Recipients|
Congratulations to our 2017 Award Recipients!
Community Engagement Award
Synchronicity Theatre of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Inaugural José Esteban Muñoz Targeted Research Working Session
The Jose Esteban Munoz Targeted Research Working Session Award aims to support, promote, and feature the production of research by and about people of color at ASTR, placing particular emphasis on these working sessions as an opportunity to foster and forward intersectional work that also attends to and includes LGBTQ communities, disability communities, and scholars without regularized institutional support.
Kareem Khubchandani, Tufts University
Queer Nightlife Performance: Dissident Temporalities, Geographies, and Economies of the Night
Grant for Teachers with Heavy Working Loads
The goal of the ASTR Grant for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads is to ensure that institutional affiliation does not hinder the contributions of individual faculty to debates that concern us all and that are central to ASTR's mission of cultivating scholarship on all aspects of theatre studies. In practical terms, the award provides: research support, which may take the form of funding to obtain or travel to research materials (i.e. archives, interview subjects) or contributing to funding of research assistance or course release, etc.
Marnie J. Glazier, Hartnell College
The ASTR Collaborative Research Awards
The purpose is to foster the exchange of research across different academic and community contexts within the U.S. or between U.S. scholars/artists and those abroad. To foster long-term relationships benefiting faculty who work in different types of institutional environments. To foster the exchange of research in subject areas underrepresented in U.S. theatre scholarship, pedagogy, and performance practice. To enrich and diversify ASTR’s membership.
Sara Brady, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Eero Laine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowship
The Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Fellowships are intended to assist Ph.D. candidates with the expenses of travel to national and international collections to conduct research projects connected with their dissertations. These awards are available to Ph.D. candidates who have passed their qualifying exams within the last two years (or will have passed their qualifying exams by June of the current year) and have begun working on their dissertations. The project must be part of the dissertation research.
Sarah Campbell, Indiana University
Sarah Saddler, Univeristy of Minnesota
Samuel Yates, George Washington University
Research and Targeted Research Awards
The purpose of the ASTR Research Fellowships is to underwrite some of the research expenses of scholars undertaking projects significant to the field of theatre and/or performance studies. The fellowships can be used in conjunction with funding from other sources.
Research Fellowship Recipients
Bertie Ferdman, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
Scott Magelssen, University of Washington
Donovan Sherman, Seton Hall University
The purpose of the ASTR Targeted Research Area Grants is intended to support specific projects by scholars working in areas important to ASTR's mission that are currently under-represented in its various activities.
Targeted Research Recipients
Amanda Culp, Columbia University
Patrick McKelvey, Florida State University
J. Lorenzo Perillo, University of Illinois, Chicago
Brooks McNamara Publication Subvention Award
This subvention supports the costs of securing rights to reproduce illustrations for publication, costs of acquiring illustrations, and/or the costs of reproducing illustrations in conjunction with a book under contract for publication. (Electronic publications will also be considered.)
Meredith Conti, University of Buffalo, SUNY
Penny Farfan, University of Calgary
Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Awards and David Keller Travel Awards
The purpose of the Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Awards is to encourage students to become active members of the Society by helping them to meet the expenses of attending the ASTR annual meeting.
Thomas Marshall Student Award Recipients
Sissi Liu, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Lilian Mengesha, Brown University
Hesam Sharifian, Tufts University
The purpose of the David Keller Travel Awards is to encourage untenured scholars with terminal degrees to become active members of the Society by helping them to meet the expenses of attending the ASTR annual meeting.
David Keller Travel Award Recipients
Serap Erincin, Louisiana State University
Patrick McKelvey, Florida State University
Francesca Spedalieri, Stony Brook University
Selma Jeanne Cohen Award
This award provides a scholar to participate in a plenary or working session at the ASTR conference. This presentation must, in the spirit of Selma Jeanne Cohen, explore the intersections of theatre and dance/movement. The purpose of the award is to encourage scholars in dance and movement-based fields to become active members of ASTR by helping them to meet the travel and hotel expenses of attending and presenting at the ASTR annual meeting.
Jessica Berson, Yale University
Cambridge University Press Prize
The Cambridge University Press Prize is a newly constituted award funded by Cambridge University Press and administered by the American Society for Theatre Research.
Debra Levine, Assistant Professor of theater at NYU ABU Dhabi
Gerald Kahan Award
The American Society for Theatre Research offers an annual award for the best essay written and published in English in a refereed scholarly journal. The essay can be on any subject in theater research, broadly construed. The Kahan Prize includes an acknowledgement of the editor’s contribution to scholarship.
Pattrick McKelvey, Florida State University
Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University
Miles P. Grier, Queens College, City University of New York
Oscar Brockett Award
The Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize is jointly awarded by the American Society for Theatre Research and the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism at the University of Texas-Austin. The prize recognizes the best essay written and published in English in a refereed scholarly journal or volume published by a scholarly press and relating to any subject in theatre research, broadly construed.
Kathleen M. Gough, University of Vermont
Errol Hill Award
The Errol Hill Award is given in recognition of outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, as demonstrated in the form of a published book-length project (monograph or essay collection) or scholarly article. The book or article must have been published during the previous calendar year (2016 for the 2017 award), and deal with African American theater history, dramatic literature, or performance studies (research on dance, acting and directing, public performances, i.e., parades, pageants, etc.).
Renee Alexander Craft, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christen Smith, University of Texas at Austin
T. Carlis Roberts, UC Berkeley
Barnard Hewitt Award
The Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History is awarded each year to the best book in "theatre history or cognate disciplines” published during the previous calendar year (2016). The University of Illinois initiated the Award many years ago to honor its founding department chair, Barnard Hewitt.
Hiliary Miller, California State University
Satoko Shimazaki, University of Southern California
Henry S. Turner, Rutgers University
The Distinguished Scholar Award is given each year to a scholar whose body of work has made a significant contribution to the field of theatre, dance, opera, and/or performance studies. The three immediately previous Distinguished Scholar Award winners will consider the candidates and select the recipient.
Sandra Richards, Northwestern University