[Air-L] 2016 Nancy Baym Book Award

Gabriela T Richard gabriela at nyu.edu
Mon Aug 15 17:27:29 PDT 2016

Congratulations, Whitney! Much deserved.

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 8:19 PM, Michelle Gardner <mkgardner22 at gmail.com>

> The Nancy Baym Book Award for 2016 is presented to Whitney Phillips for
> This
> Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online
> Trolling and Mainstream Culture (MIT Press)
> <https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262028948/ref=as_li_
> tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0262028948&
> linkCode=as2&tag=assocofinterr-20&linkId=1c8a213e3ea88425edd015cf069ad62d>
> (2015). The committee, which included Nancy Baym, Tama Leaver, and
> Stephanie Schulte, found Whitney’s historical perspective on trolling
> useful and important when put in the contemporary context of Fox News and
> Gamergate. The book delves deeply into the phenomenon of Internet trolls
> and trolling, arguing that there is not just an individual problem but a
> larger culture problem that gives rise to trolling. The committee found
> Phillips’ book to be the right balance between accessibility and scholarly
> depth – suitable for both academic and  mainstream reading.
> Dr. Whitney Phillips holds a PhD in English with a Folklore structured
> emphasis (digital culture focus) from the University of Oregon, and an MFA
> in Creative Writing (fiction) from Emerson College.
> Congratulations Dr. Phillips!!
> Michelle
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*Gabriela T. Richard, Ph.D.*
*Assistant Professor *
Learning, Design, and Technology Program
Department of Learning and Performance Systems
College of Education, Penn State University

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