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Outstanding Contributions to Performance Studies Award

Tuesday, June 07, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Christina Yoshimura
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By Bernadette Calafell, Chair-Elect of the Performance Studies Interest Group

The Western States Communication Association Performance Studies Interest Group is pleased to seek nominations for the Outstanding Contributions to Performance Studies Award (OCPSA).

This award seeks to honor a WSCA member who has completed a terminal degree and has been active with performance studies for more than five years. The criteria for this award are as follows:
i. Regular past or present attendance to the WSCA convention and active involvement in the performance studies discipline as well as the performance studies interest group
ii. A robust body of scholarship including both publications and performances
iii. A history of service to performance studies with specific service to WSCA.
iv. Persons must be nominated (including self-nominations) by a current WSCA member
v. Winner should ideally plan to attend the convention in which she/he/ze is being awarded


Deadline: Nominations are due by the WSCA submission deadline, September 1, 2016. Letters of nomination should be no more than 2 pages and include the following:
i. a brief history of the individual’s work
ii. a justification for awarding the individual 
iii. a description of the contributions made by this individual to WSCA.

Please also include a copy of the nominee’s CV. All nominations must be sent via email to the Chair-Elect of the Performance Studies Interest group, Bernadette Calafell, who serves as the OCPSA Committee Chairperson.

Submit nominations electronically to: and place “OCPSA Nomination” in the subject line.

Should you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the Performance Studies Interest Group chair at or Chair-Elect at


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