Shelley Stamp Named the Winner of the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize

Shelley StampShelley Stamp, a professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been selected to receive the 2017 Michael Nelson Book Prize presented by the International Association for Media and History. The prize is awarded to the author of the “book making the best contribution on the subject of media and history” published in the past two years.

StampBookProfessor Stamp is being honored for her book Lois Weber in Early Hollywood (University of California Press, 2015). Weber was a screenwriter, actress, and director in the early days of the film industry in California.

Dr. Stamp is the founding editor of Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University. An earlier book authored by Professor Stamp is Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon (Princeton University Press, 2000).

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