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CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award

Nomination Deadline: July 15

Purpose: The Advancement of Knowledge Award is presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances writing studies.

Eligibility: A work eligible for the 2025 award will have been published in calendar year 2023 or 2024. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member of CCCC and/or NCTE at the time of nomination. To nominate a publication for the award, the author, editor, publisher, or reader must be a CCCC and/or NCTE member.

Award Specifics: Nominations must be received by July 15, 2024, and must include a brief statement of the work’s contribution to the profession (Note: You do not need to send copies of the nominated publication with the nomination.). Please send the statement of the publication’s contribution to the CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award Committee at

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Advancement of Knowledge Award Winners

2024 Winner

Rebecca Hallman Martini, Disrupting the Center: A Partnership Approach to Writing across the University

2024 Honorable Mention

Stephanie West-Puckett, Nicole I. Caswell, and William P. Banks, Failing Sideways: Queer Possibilities for Writing Assessment


Aja Y. Martinez, Counterstory: The Rhetoric and Writing of Critical Race Theory

2023 Honorable Mention
Qianqian Zhang-Wu, Languaging Myths and Realities: Journeys of Chinese International Students

Huatong Sun, Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures

Isabel Baca, Yndalecio Isaac Hinojosa, and Susan Wolff Murphy (Eds.), Bordered Writers: Latinx Identities and Literacy Practices at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Kate Vieira, Writing for Love and Money: How Migration Drives Literacy Learning in Transnational Families

Laura Gonzales, Sites of Translation: What Multilinguals Can Teach Us About Digital Writing and Rhetoric

2020 Honorable Mention
Shyam Sharma, Writing Support for International Graduate Students: Enhancing Transition and Success

Brice Nordquist, Literacy and Mobility: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Agency at the Nexus of High School and College

Eric Darnell Pritchard, Fashioning Lives: Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy

Iswari P. Pandey, South Asian in the Mid-South: Migrations of Literacies

Laurie E. Gries, Still Life with Rhetoric: A New Materialist Approach for Visual Rhetorics

Stephanie L. Kerschbaum, Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference

Scott Wible, Shaping Language Policy in the U.S.: The Role of Composition Studies

Patrick W. Berry, Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe, Transnational Literate Lives in Digital Times

Mya Poe, Neal Lerner, and Jennifer Craig, Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering: Case Studies from MIT

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