The Kathleen Ethel Welch Outstanding Article Award is presented biennially in odd years for refereed work published in Peitho journal to recognize outstanding scholarship and research in the areas of feminist pedagogy, practice, history, and theory. The award carries a $200.00 honorarium and is presented at the Wednesday evening meeting of the Coalition at the Conference on College Composition and Communication.
2021—Ana Milena Ribero and Sonia C. Arellano, “Advocating Comadrismo: A Feminist Mentoring Approach for Latinas in Rhetoric and Composition,” published in Peitho (21.2, 2019).
Honorable mentions go to Patricia Fancher, Gesa Kirsch, and Alison Williams, “Feminist Practices in Digital Humanities Research: Visualizing Women Physician’s Networks of Solidarity, Struggle, and Exclusion,” published in Peitho (22.2, 2020) and to GPat Patterson and Leland G. Spencer, “Toward Trans Rhetorical Agency: A Critical Analysis of Trans Topics in Rhetoric and Composition and Communication Scholarship,” published in Peitho (22.4, 2020).
2019—Leah DiNatale Gutenson and Michelle Bachelor Robinson, “Race, Women, Methods, and Access: A Journey through Cyberspace and Back” Published in Peitho (19.1, 2017).
2017—Stacey Waite, “Cultivating the Scavenger: A Queerer Feminist Future for Composition and Rhetoric,” published in Peitho (18.1, 2016).
Honorable mentions go to Jessica Restaino and Susan Lundy Maute, “Surrender as Method: Research, Writing, Rhetoric, Love,” published in Peitho (18.1, 2016) and to Katherine Fredlund, “Forget the Master’s Tools, We Will Build Our Own House: The Woman’s Era as a Rhetorical Forum for the Invention of African American Womanhood,” published in Peitho (18.2, 2016).
2015—Amanda Moulder for “By Women You Were Brought Forth into this World: Cherokee Women’s Oratorical Education in the late Eighteenth Century,” published in Rhetoric, History, and Women’s Oratorical Education: American Women Learn to Speak edited by David Gold and Catherine L. Hobbs (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Honorable mention goes to Melanie Yergeau for “Clinically Significant Disturbance: On Theorists Who Theorize Theory of Mind,” published in Disability Studies Quarterly (2013).
2013—Jessica Enoch and Jordynn Jack for “Remembering Sappho: New Perspectives on Teaching (and Writing) Women’s Rhetorical History,” published in College English (May 2011).
2011—Tarez Samra Graban and Kathleen J. Ryan for “Theorizing Feminist Pragmatic Rhetoric as a Communicative Art for the Composition Practicum,” published in College Composition and Communication (61.1, Sep 2009).
An eligible work must have been published in Peitho in the two years prior to the year of the award. (For example, a work eligible for the 2023 award will have been published in calendar year 2021 or 2022.) Single or multiple authored articles are eligible.
- Is the work relevant to and may it be situated within the broadly defined fields of feminist research in Composition and Rhetoric?
- Does the work demonstrate a fair and balanced research agenda in the form of feminist inquiry: archival, historical, classroom-based, community based, empirical, or theoretical work?
- Is the need for this research within the field clear and compelling?
- Is this research problem couched within existing scholarship of the field?
- Does the scholarship provide a framework by which the field may be advanced by other researchers?
- Does the work make a substantial contribution to the field?
For additional information about this award, please contact Tarez Graban (firstname.lastname@example.org).