ASAT 2013 Awards

Photos of the top presenters at the 2013 American Studies Conference and their presentation titles are below.

First Place

Sean Ferrier-Watson, professor of English at Collin College, “The Rise of The Specter: The Beginnings of The Supernatural Ghost for Children.”


Second Place

Meredith Millard, Baylor University, Master of International Journalism, “Social Entrepreneurship Business Models.”


Third Place

Lloyd M. Daigrepont, English and Modern Languages, Lamar University, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism in True Grit: The Lovelorn Character of Mattie Ross.”


Fourth Place

Tonya B. Lewis, Baylor University graduate student, Master of Arts in Journalism, PR & New Media, “The Positive Effects of Reality Television on Participants.”



The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.

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