The Nan Johnson Outstanding Graduate Student Travel Award


The Nan Johnson Outstanding Graduate Student Travel Award is presented biennially in odd years to graduate students working in the field of composition and rhetoric and it recognizes outstanding scholarship and research in the areas of feminist pedagogy, practice, history, and theory. The award is designed to enable students to attend the Feminisms and Rhetorics conference by providing $200.00 travel stipends plus conference registration. The Coalition will confer up to 5 awards for graduate students to attend the  Feminisms and Rhetorics conference

Award Recipients

FemRhet 2019 - Alex Hanson, Syracuse University
Nancy Henaku, Michigan Tech
Pritisha Shrestha, Syracuse University
Karen Trujillo, New Mexico State University
Elizabeth Tacke, University of Michigan

FemRhet 2017Ruth Osorio, University of Maryland
Sweta Baniya, Purdue University
Tamara Bassam Issak, University of Syracuse
Jennifer Enoch, Florida State University
Marion Wolfe, Ohio State University

FemRhet 2015—April Cobos, Old Dominion University

FemRhet 2013—Award not given this year

FemRhet 2011—Tara Wood, University of Oklahoma


  • Student must be an accepted presenter at the conference
  • Student must be a Coalition member at the time of nomination
  • Student must provide a letter describing the ways in which their research is consistent with the conference theme and the mission of the Coalition
  • Students should provide a letter from a faculty mentor in their program indicating support for the application and that they do not have other significant financial support for the conference. This letter may be sent separately, directly by the faculty mentor.

Application and Contact

Applications for the 2021 FemRhet conference TBA.