Graduate Awards 2004

2004 Graduate Student Awards

Peter C. Rollins Award for Popular Culture

Melanie Armstrong, American Studies at the University of New Mexico
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s … Smokey”

The Charles Redd Center Award for Western Studies (new this year)

Diana Meneses, History Department at Arizona State University
“Authentic is Whatever We Make It: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian Hoop Dancing”

Diana Cox Award for Images of Women

Tom Kemper, USC School of Cinema-Television
“New Wave/New Woman”

Phyllis Bridges Award for Biography (new this year)

Amy M. Ware, American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
“Roped In: Humor and Native Identity in Will Rogers’ Political Commentary”

Michael K. Schoenecke Award for American Culture

Jenna Berger, University of Houston
“Nuclear Tourism and the Manhattan Project”

Kenneth Davis Award for Folklore Studies (new this year)

No winner

Jerry Bradley Award for Creative Writing

Samuel Snoek-Brown, University of North Texas
for his fiction

Lawrence Clayton Award for Texas Culture

Gail Folkins Keohler, Texas Tech University
“Dance Hall Revival”