I’m delighted to receive three honors from the USA Best Book Awards 2016.
Gender & Pop Culture: A Text Reader (Sense Publishers) was named an Honored Finalist in the category anthologies– nonfiction. My co-editor Adrienne Trier-Bieniek and I are humbled the committee chose our anthology as one of the four best in the country. We share this award with the generous and brilliant contributors. Books are group efforts and I love working with the team at Sense Publishers. My thanks to them for their hard work, faith, support, humor, commitment to social justice, and willingness to go the extra mile. They’re never afraid to try something new, and that’s awesome. On a personal note, this is the book I took on in order to chronicle my teachings, after leaving the academy. It’s lovely to see it’s of value to others. I’m also delighted to shine more light on the Teaching Gender series I created and edit, of which the book is a part.
It’s an embarrassment of riches. Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice 2nd edition (Guilford Press) was named an Honored Finalist in two categories: Art and Education/Academic. It’s mind boggling to have this book selected as one of the four best education/academic books and one of the three best art books in the country in. As many of you know, I consider Method Meets Art the real start of my career. It was the first book I published on my own terms, after making the decision to follow my true creative and intellectual path. There are no words to tell you how much I appreciate this recognition. Books are the result of the work of many and so I extend my deepest gratitude to the entire team at Guilford Press, from the owners, to production, marketing, and the art department, for their exemplary work. A very special thank you to C. Deborah Laughton, my talented editor, and the ultimate champion for this book. Thank you! And to the professors, students, and researchers who have used both editions of this book, the support means the world to me. I’m so grateful. I dedicate these honors to the arts-based research community. I’m so fortunate to be in your company. The world needs our work more than ever.
Love, light & gratitude,