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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Carrie Teresa Wins Blanchard Dissertation Prize

The American Journalism Historians Association has selected former Villanova English major Carrie Teresa as the winner of the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize.

Teresa, an assistant professor at Niagara University, won the award for her dissertation titled, “Looking at the Stars: The Black Press, African American Celebrity Culture, and Critical Citizenship in Early Twentieth Century America, 1895-1935.”  This study examined how African American journalists and editors writing at the height of Jim Crow-ism covered celebrity culture and how this coverage was connected to the fight for civil rights.

Teresa will receive $500 and a plaque during the 2015 AJHA national convention in Oklahoma City in October.

Carrie Teresa