Alex Olson, who received his Ph.D. from the Department of American Culture last year, received an honorable mention in the Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award competition for 2013. This award recognizes exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work. The award also takes into account the nominees' overall academic accomplishments. Alex's work was selected from the more than 800 dissertations that were produced last year at the University of Michigan.

Congratulations, Alex!