Caroline Dadas, an associate professor in the Department of Writing Studies, has received the “2020 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Book Award”. This highly competitive award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication is granted for work that best make queer interventions into the study of composition and rhetoric. Professor Dadas has received this award for her co-edited book, Re/Orienting Writing Studies: Queer Methods, Queer Projects, that explores the intersections among queer theory, rhetoric and research methods in writing studies.
Jessica Restaino, a professor in the Department of Writing Studies, has received the “2020 CCCC Outstanding Book Award”. This prestigious award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication is granted for work that demonstrates scholarship and research in the areas of pedagogy, practice, history and theory. Professor Restaino has received this award for her book, Surrender: Feminist Rhetoric and Ethics in Love and Illness, that brings critical analysis, qualitative-style research methods and close reading together in an ethnographic study and resists traditional ideas about academic writing.