Congratulations to Dr. Erin Bahl (PhD 2018), who has won the Computers and Composition Hugh Burns Award for the best dissertation in Computers and Composition Studies for 2018. Erin’s dissertation, Refracting Webtexts: Invention and Design in Composing Multimodal Scholarship, was co-directed by Jonathan Buehl and Christa Teston. Susan Delagrange and Dorry Noyes provided fantastic advice and feedback as members of the dissertation committee.
Erin’s multimodal dissertation is an elegantly designed born-digital project that tackles an immense volume of data with great care and insight. Erin was presented with this award last week at the 2019 Computers & Writing Conference. Erin is Assistant Professor of Applied and Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.