Dr. Julie-Ann Scott, I.Ph.D. Graduate Awarded 2012 Janet Mason Ellerby Women's and Gender Studies Scholarly Award

Posted February 24, 2012


Dr. Julie-Ann Scott, a May, 2010 graduate from the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy program at UMaine has been awarded the 2012 Janet Mason Ellerby Women's and Gender Studies Scholarly Award.  Dr. Scott is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  The award is an annually funded award at UNC Wilmington, in recognition of Dr. Ellerby's significant contributions to feminist scholarship and activism. This year's award called for nominations for emerging scholars, a faculty member in her/his first 2 to 3 years of scholarship or one who has recently moved into the field of Women's and Gender Studies.

Dr. Scott is in her second year as Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at UNCW. Her areas of interest include Performance and Storytelling, Disability and Gender, Gender and Media as Cultural Narrative. Her scholarship has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Southern Communication Journal, Text and Performance Quarterly and Advertising and Society Review. She presents regularly at the National Communication Association and is the recipient of several honors and awards, most recently the Top Competitive Paper Panel, Disability Issues Caucus, National Communication Association, 2010. 

 Dr. Rick Olsen, Chair of Communication Studies at UNCW, wrote: "[Dr. Scott's] biggest impact beyond her prolific research agenda has been in the area of curriculum that also educates the community. Storytelling in the Community is a key applied learning and regional engagement course for us....She has been an exceptional addition to our faculty who has brought sensitivity and strength to her teaching and offered a role model to our students for how to live out a principled life informed by feminist thought."