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Nominations for the MeCCSA Awards 2024 are now open, with a deadline of midday Monday 5th February 2024.
To recognise outstanding research in the fields of media, communication, and cultural studies, MeCCSA is presenting annual awards in the following categories:
- Journal Article of the Year
- Monograph of the Year
- Edited Collection of the Year
- Practice Based Research of the Year
- Doctoral Research of the Year
We are now inviting nominations for outputs published / released in public domain or doctoral research completed in 2023.
Nominations will be reviewed by a panel appointed by the MeCCSA Executive Committee who will decide the shortlists, and make one award per year for each category. All MeCCSA Awards will be announced at the Annual Conference held in September.
Full details about the annual MeCCSA Outstanding Achievement Awards, including nomination guidelines and eligibility criteria are available on our awards page.
Deadline and nominations
- Nominations must be submitted via the online submission form: https://forms.office.com/e/DHbNs0HrVs
- Deadline for all nominations is midday Monday 5th February 2024.
- The shortlist for each category will be announced late April 2024.
- Successful Awards will be announced on Thursday 5th September 2024, at the Annual MeCCSA Conference Awards Ceremony.
For any questions regarding any of these awards or the nomination process, please contact the MeCCSA Executive via Dr Caroline Ruddell (email: Caroline.Ruddell@brunel.ac.uk). Use the subject line ‘MeCCSA Awards’.
MeCCSA Awards 2023 Winners
You can view all the shortlisted entries for last year, and the winners were:
Journal Article of the Year
Zizheng Yu (Cardiff University), Emiliano Treré (Cardiff University), and Tiziano Bonini (University of Siena, Italy)
The emergence of algorithmic solidarity: unveiling mutual aid practices and resistance among Chinese delivery workers, published in Media International Australia, Volume 183, Issue 1, pp. 107-123
Monograph of the Year
Nour Halabi (University of Leeds)
Radical Hospitality: American Policy, Media, and Immigration
Rutgers University Press.
Edited Collection of the Year
Lúcia Nagib (University of Reading), Luciana Corrêa de Araújo (Federal Universityof São Carlos, Brazil) and Tiago de Luca (Universityof Warwick) (Eds)
Towards an Intermedial History of Brazilian Cinema, Edinburgh University Press.
Practice Based Research of the Year
Jenna Ng (University of York)
Doctoral Research of the Year
Jan Lewis (Bournemouth University)
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