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CCCC Research Impact Award

Nomination Deadline: July 15

Purpose: The Research Impact Award is presented annually for the empirical research publication in the previous two years that most advances the mission of the organization or the needs of the profession.

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 Research Impact Award Committee at

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Research Impact Award Winners

2024 Winner

Laura Gonzales, Designing Multilingual Experiences in Technical Communication, Utah State University Press, 2022

2024 Honorable Mention

Jacob Greene, Composing Place: Digital Rhetorics for a Mobile World, Utah State University Press, 2023

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

2023 Honorable Mention
Claire Lutkewitte, Juliette C. Kitchens, and Molly J. Scanlon, Stories of Becoming: Demystifying the Professoriate for Graduate Students in Composition and Rhetoric

Huatong Sun, Global Social Media Design: Bridging Differences Across Cultures, Oxford University Press, 2020

Nancy Bou Ayash, Toward Translingual Realities in Composition: (Re)Working Local Language Representations and Practices, Utah State University Press, 2019

Michelle LaFrance, Institutional Ethnography: A Theory of Practice for Writing Studies Researchers, Utah State University Press, 2019

Meredith A. Johnson, W. Michele Simmons, and Patricia Sullivan, Lean Technical Communication: Toward Sustainable Program Innovation, Routledge

Derek N. Mueller, Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline, WAC Clearinghouse Press

Xiaoye You, Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy, Southern Illinois University Press

Jim Ridolfo, Digital Samaritans: Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities, University of Michigan Press

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

Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak, Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing

Laura Wilder, Rhetorical Strategies and Genre Conventions in Literary Studies: Teaching and Writing in the Disciplines

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

Christopher Schroeder, Diverse by Design: Literacy Education in Multicultural Institutions

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