Amanda Visconti, PhD 2015, has won the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Prize

April 13, 2016

The Graduate School has announced that Amanda Visconti, PhD 2015, has won the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Prize in the disciplinary area of Humanities and Fine Arts.  Amanda’s dissertation, entitled “How Can You Love a Work If You Don’t Know It?:  Critical Code and Design Toward Participatory Digital Editions,” was nominated by the Department, singled out by the College of Arts and Humanities, and selected by an all-campus committee.  The prize carries an honorarium of $1000.  Amanda’s dissertation committee consisted of Matthew Kirshenbaum (chair), Neil Fraistat, Melanie Kill, Brian Richardson, and Kari Kraus as the Graduate Dean’s representative. 

Amanda is now Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Specialist in the Purdue University libraries.
 
This prestigious and highly selective award constitutes a significant achievement.  Congratulations to Amanda and to her dissertation advisors!