The Graduate Student Paper Award
is presented by the Science Fiction Research Association
to the outstanding scholarly essay read at the annual conference of the SFRA by a graduate student.
Previous winners include:
- 1999 - Shelley Rodrigo Blanchard, " 'Resistance is Futile,' We Are Already Assimilated: Cyborging, Cyborg Societies, Cyborgs, and The Matrix."
- 2000 - Sonja Fritzsche, "Out of the Western Box: Rethinking Popular Cultural Categories from the Perspective of East German Science Fiction."
- 2001 - Eric Drown and Sha LaBare (tie). Drown for "Riding the Cosmic Express in the Age of Mass Production: Independent Inventors as Pulp Heroes in American SF 1926-1939" and LaBare for "Outline for a Mode Manifesto: Science Fiction, Transhumanism, and Technoscience."
- 2002 - Wendy Pearson, "Homotopia? Or What's Behind a Prefix?"
- 2003 - Sarah Canfield Fuller, "Speculating about Gendered Evolution: Bram Stoker's White Worm and the Horror of Sexual Selection."
- 2004 - Melissa Colleen Stevenson, "Single Cyborg Seeking Same: The Post-Human and the Problem of Loneliness."
- 2005 - Rebecca Janicker, "New England Narratives: Space and Place in the Narratives of H.P. Lovecraft."
- 2006 - Linda Wight, "Magic, Art, Religion, Science: Blurring the Boundaries of Science and Science Fiction in Marge Piercy's Cyborgian Narrative."
- 2007 - Joseph Brown, "Heinlein and the Cold War: Epistemology and Politics in The Puppet Masters and Double Star."