Department of American Culture graduate student Rabia Belt receives the Gene Wise-Warren Susman Award!

The Gene Wise - Warren Susman Prize is awarded each year for the best paper to be presented by a graduate student at the annual meeting.  The winning paper may deal with any aspect of American history, literature, or culture, but should reflect the breadth, the critical imagination, the intellectual boldness, and the cross-disciplinary perspective so strongly a part of the scholarship of both Gene Wise and Warren Susman.

The 2013 prizewinning paper is her: “What Does Citizenship Mean for People with Mental Disabilities?”

Finalist mention goes to: Chloe Taft (Yale University), “The Postindustrial Factory: Seeking Continuity in Casino Work at a Former Steel Plant.”

The Awards Ceremony is:

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Washington Hilton, Columbia Hall Foyer and Exhibit Hall (Terrace Level)

Lisa Duggan, New York University and president-elect, American Studies Association

Congratulations, Rabia!