American Studies at Manchester celebrates prize-winning PhD students and lecturer

Two PhD students and a lecturer from The University of Manchester’s Department of American Studies have won prizes for their outstanding work.

Nicole Gipson has been awarded the Institute for Historical Research’s Iwan Morgan Prize for her work on late-20th century homelessness in Washington DC. Nicole will give the annual Iwan Morgan Lecture as part of the Institute’s North American History Seminar.

Katherine Reed has been handed the 2020 British Association for American Studies (BAAS) postgraduate essay prize for her exploration Commemoration of the living: A fragment of child’s graffiti from Ellis Island Immigration Station, 1922.

Senior Lecturer in America Studies Dr Eithne Quinn has also been recognised by BAAS, scooping the best book prize for A piece of the action: Race and labor in post-Civil Rights Hollywood.

The Department of American Studies and The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures extend their congratulations to Nicole, Katherine and Dr Quinn.

You can read more about Dr Quinn’s book on the Columbia University Press website.

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