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CCCC Disability in College Composition Travel Awards

May 2024 Update: The criteria for the 2025 award cycle, with applications due October 10, 2024, are currently undergoing revision. Please check back in late August 2024 for the updated call for applications.

Application Deadline: October 10

Purpose: CCCC presents six awards designed to support scholarship dedicated to improving knowledge about the intersections of disability with composition and rhetoric, the value of disability as a source of diversity, inclusive practices and the promotion of access, and the value of disability as a critical lens. These awards encourage new scholars who investigate issues relating to disability and to the field of composition and rhetoric to present their work at the conference; we hope to recognize the efforts of individuals dedicated to improving the experiences of people with disabilities in the field; and we believe it is important to support scholars with disabilities to travel to share their work.

Eligibility: CCCC offers up to three travel awards for graduate students and three travel awards for faculty and staff members. The awards are to be used for travel assistance, based on review of accepted CCCC Annual Convention program proposals. The awards will go to the eligible scholars whose convention program proposals are determined to have the greatest potential to further the goals laid out in the CCCC Policy on Disability.

Award Specifics: Self-nominations are invited. Self-nominees must submit a copy of their accepted CCCC convention program proposal and are invited to add an additional 500 words of justification in support of their self-nomination. To nominate an individual, nominators are invited to write up to 500 words of justification in support of the nominee; the nominee will then be asked to provide a copy of their accepted CCCC convention program proposal. Both self-nominations and nominations must include the full contact details of the nominee. Nominations should directly address the nominee’s efforts to further the previously mentioned goals laid out in the CCCC Policy on Disability. Nominations are due by October 10, 2024, and should be emailed as a single PDF attachment to

Clear preference will be given to first-time conference attendees and/or untenured faculty.

Determinations will be made by early December.

The travel awards will be in the amount of $750. Award recipients will receive their award at a reception during the annual convention, and will have these awards officially recognized in publications and announcements.

Other Considerations: In the event that the CCCC Annual Convention moves to an online-only event with no in-person component, recipients will receive a complimentary registration for the convention in lieu of any travel funds.

Disability in College Composition Travel Awards Winners



Jennifer Baker, University of Washington, Seattle

Janelle Capwell Giles, University of Arizona

Kathleen Dillion, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Abygail Gutierrez, University of Washington

Jack Wolfram, University of Washington-Seattle 


Ashley Barry, University of New Hampshire
Lesley Owens, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Devon Pham, University of Pittsburgh
Kerri Rinaldi, Old Dominion University
Rebecca Spiegel, Drexel University

Kari Hanlin, Bowling Green State University
Millie Hizer, Indiana University, Bloomington
Rachel Kurasz, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
Sherrel D. McLafferty, Bowling Green State University
Rachel Roy, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Kristin Bennett, Arizona State University
Elena Kalodner-Martin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alex Sibo, Penn State University

Anna Barritt, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Brielle Campos, Middle Tennesee State University, Murfreesboro
Adam Hubrig, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jessie Male, Ohio State University, Columbus
Ruth Osorio, Old Dominion University, Norfolk
Neil Simpkins, University of Washington-Bothell

Mary De Nora, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Rachel Donegan, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Rachel Herzl-Betz, Nevada State College, Henderson
Cody A. Jackson, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Caitlin Ray, University of Louisville, KY
Anne-Marie Womack, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Dev K. Bose, University of Arizona, Tucson
Meg Carlson, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Mary Glavan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Ai Binh Ho, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Heather Lang, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Kelin Loe, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ellen Birdwell, Alvin Community College, TX
Janine Butler, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Rachel Donegan, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
Hailee Yoshizaki Gibbons, University of Illinois at Chicago
Denise Y. Hill, Arizona State University, Tempe
Margaret Anne Moore, Fairfield University, CT

Amanda Athon, Governors State University
Dev Bose, University of Arizona
Heather Lang, Florida State University
Andrew Lucchesi, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lauren Terbrock, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Melanie Yergeau, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Elisabeth Hassler, Humboldt State University
Allison H. Hitt, Syracuse University
Laura Kolaczkowski, University of Dayton
Katharine G. Monger, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lauren Obermark, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Tara K. Wood, Rockford University

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