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Ralph Donald Award

The Ralph Donald Award recognizes an outstanding paper and presentation delivered at MAPACA’s annual conference. This award is named in honor of Ralph Donald. Award recipients receive recognition and complimentary registration to the following year’s conference.

Anyone presenting a paper or presentation at the current year’s conference is eligible for award nomination. Nominations must progress through an Area Chair and be submitted, by an Area Chair, to the Vice President of Awards at [email protected].

Submitted papers must be a publication ready exact duplicate of the paper read at the conference (i.e. no longer than 10 pages, double-­spaced, 12 ­point font). Submitted presentations must additionally include a summary narrative that explicates the presentation. The deadline for submissions is December 1st.

Donald Award Winners:

  • 2018: Kate Koppy, “Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy Tale Pastiche on Film”
  • 2017: Delores Phillips, “The Struggle at the Intersection”
  • 2016: Meredith Mowder, “Art After Dark: The Rise of Night Club Performances in Downtown New York 1978-1988”
  • 2015: Jess McCall, “One Man, One Bullet: Mad Max Feminist Road”

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