Gender Studies Director Lisa M. Corrigan Awarded Honorable Mention for Top Book Prize

Lisa M. Corrigan
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Lisa M. Corrigan

Award-winning author Lisa M. Corrigan, director of the Gender Studies Program and professor in the Department of Communication in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has been recognized for her newest book, Black Feelings: Race and Affect in the Long Sixties (University Press of Mississippi, 2020).

Black Feelings was recognized with an honorable mention for the 2021 Marie Hochmuth-Nichols Book Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Address by the National Communication Association.

The award is named after Marie Hochmuth Nichols, a rhetorical theorist and critic who was the 55th president of the Speech Association of America (now the National Communication Association) in 1969, editor of the Quarterly Journal of Speech from 1962 to 1965 and recipient of the Speech Communication Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1976.

Of the acknowledgement, Corrigan says, "I'm deeply grateful to the Hochmuth-Nichols committee for this recognition and to the public address scholars who have supported me and my work for the last two decades. I'm also proud to be associated with a subdiscipline of scholars struggling so productively towards more inclusiveness. Finally, I'm delighted that this book, situated at the intersection of public address theory, Black studies, social movement studies and affect theory was appealing to the committee."

Corrigan is currently finishing a new book tentatively titled Intimacy Regimes: Race, Sex, and Power at Mid-century.

In addition to directing the Gender Studies Program, Corrigan is also an affiliate faculty member in the U of A's African and African American Studies Program and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.

Her first book, Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation, received the National Communication Association's 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and 2017 African American Communication and Culture Division's Outstanding Book Award.

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