We are proud to share that Dr. Andrew Bottomley is the recipient of the 2018 Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Dissertation Award. Dr. Bottomley is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Communication & Media, as well as an alumnus of the Department of Communication Arts at UW-Madison, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2016.
Dr. Bottomley’s dissertation, Internet Radio: A History of a Medium in Transition, is the first dissertation on radio to win the highly competitive award from SCMS. The award is well-deserved, highlighting Dr. Bottomley’s thorough scholarly work and insightful knowledge, as well as the sturdy foundation of radio and sound studies in the Media and Cultural Studies program at UW-Madison.
SCMS is the leading scholarly organization in the U.S., committed to promoting the understanding of film, television, radio, and related media through research and teaching. The organization encourages excellence in scholarship and pedagogy and fosters critical inquiry into the global, national, and local circulation of cinema, television, and other related media. Representing nearly 3,000 scholars in hundreds of institutions located around the world, it is, in short, a vital network in the world of media studies.
The 2018 SCMS Annual Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, where Dr. Bottomley will be presented with the award during the Awards Ceremony on March 15th. Afterward, Dr. Bottomley will work to adapt the dissertation manuscript into a book, Sound Streams: A Cultural History of Radio-Internet Convergence, to be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2019.
We give Andrew a hearty congratulations on this impressive achievement!