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University of Utah’s Kent Ono wins 2013 Boase Award

Sep 15, 2013

University of Utah’s Kent Ono wins 2013 Boase Award

ATHENS, Ohio (Sept. 16, 2013)—The School of Communication Studies at Ohio University welcomed Boase Award recipient, Kent A. Ono, to Ohio University on Friday, Sept. 13, where he gave a lecture on “The Rhetorics of Freedom and UnFreedom.”

Ono, a University of Utah professor and chair of the Department of Communication, conducts critical and theoretical research of print, film and television media, specifically focusing on representations of race, gender, sexuality, class and nation. He has contributed articles to an array of academic journals and has authored, co-authored and co-edited numerous books.

Named in honor of Paul Boase, former director of the school, the award honors scholars who have made an outstanding contribution to the discipline through recent scholarship that has had a major influence on the direction of scholarship within the field. The award is given to a person whose scholarship demonstrates a commitment to the field in ways that honor the spirit of Paul Boase his dedication to others, his dedication to making a difference, and his love of learning. Criteria used for making this award selection include the intellectual creativity and depth of the scholarship, its immediate impact on the community of scholars, and its potential for enduring value.

- From staff reports