Dissertation Award

The RSA Dissertation Award is presented yearly for the best dissertation in the field of Rhetorical Studies completed by a student member of the Society.

Submit nominations to the Awards Committee Chair:

Professor Lester C. Olson
Department of Communication
1117 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

A complete nomination package should include the following:

  • dissertation abstract;
  • letter of recommendation from the supervising professor certifying that the dissertation was defended within the eligibility period;
  • a thirty-five page extract from the dissertation.

Electronic nomination materials required; send nomination and any email queries to olson@pitt.edu.

Deadline for nominations: February 15, 2014.

Dissertations are eligible if they were defended between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. To be considered for the Dissertation Award, the scholar must be a member of RSA.