From PAD Vice-Chair Lisa Flores:
I’m delighted to announce our Top Paper Award recipients.
Robert Gunderson Top Student Paper Award
Daniel DeVinney, University of Illinois, for his essay, “Obama’s Constructed Audiences: A Constitutive Analysis of the 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address and the 2008 Obama Coalition.”
Wrage-Baskerville Top Paper Award
Emily Kofoed, University of South Carolina-Upstate, for her essay, “Crafting Rhetorical Precedent: Citizenship Controversy in the Matter of Toboso—Alfonso.”
We will recognize both Emily and Daniel at our business meeting. Each will receive a plaque and a modest check. I hope many of you will be able to attend the business meeting and celebrate our fine work.