Two Women Scholars Share an Award for the Best Book in Feminist Studies in Popular Culture

WinnemuccaCari Carpenter, associate professor of English at West Virginia University and Carolyn Sorisio, professor of English at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, have been selected as the winners of the Susan Koppleman Award from the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association. The award is given to be best anthology, multi-authored, or edited book in feminist studies in popular and American culture. The two women are being honored for their book The Newspaper Warrior; Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (University of Nebraska Press, 2015).

carpenterCari Carpenter joined the faculty at West Virginia University in 2004. In addition to teaching English, she is affiliated with the Native American Studies Committee and the Center for Women’s Studies at the university. Dr. Carpenter is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she majored in English and psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English and women’s studies from the University of Michigan.

cSorisioCarolyn Sorisio earned a Ph.D. at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of the earlier book Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879 (University of Georgia Press, 2002). Below is a video of Professor Sorisio discussing their research on Sarah Winnemucca.

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