The Comics Studies Society

2020 Comics Studies Society Prize Winners

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With this year's conference canceled, we are presenting the awards virtually, hosted by CSS President Matthew Smith

Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Conference Presentation

  • Heniyeh Barahouie, “Mapping the War in Zeina Abirached’s A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return”

  • Honorable mention: Monica Geraffalo for for “S & M: Sex and Marvel – The Use of Fetish Gear in The Uncanny X-Men”

Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship

  • Zoe D. Smith, “4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All” and “4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels”

CSS Article Prize

  • Dan Mazur, “Ibrahim Njoya, a Comics Artist in Colonial-Era Cameroon,” The Comics Journal

Charles Hatfield Book Prize

  • Jorge Santos, Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics (University of Texas Press, 2019)

  • Honorable Mentions:
    • Monalesia Earle, Writing Queer Women of Color
    • Dominic Davies, Urban Comics

CSS Prize for Edited Book Collections

  • Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O’Malley, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell (University of Mississippi Press, 2019)
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Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Conference Presentation

  • Haniyeh Barahouie, “Mapping the War in Zeina Abirached’s A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return”

  • Honorable mention: Monica Geraffo for for “S & M: Sex and Marvel – The Use of Fetish Gear in The Uncanny X-Men”

Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship

  • Zoe D. Smith, “4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All” and “4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels,” Women Wrote About Comics

CSS Article Prize

  • Dan Mazur, “Ibrahim Njoya, a Comics Artist in Colonial-Era Cameroon,” The Comics Journal

Charles Hatfield Book Prize

  • Jorge Santos, Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics (University of Texas Press, 2019)

  • Honorable mentions:
    • Monalesia Earle, Writing Queer Women of Color
    • Dominic Davies, Urban Comics

CSS Prize for Edited Book Collections

  • Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O’Malley, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell (University of Mississippi Press, 2019)