Cara A. Finnegan, a professor of communication at Illinois, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.
The award is presented for scholarship that has been published by NCA members from April through March of the previous year. Finnegan was honored for her book “Making Photography Matter: A Viewer’s History from the Civil War to the Great Depression,” published by the University of Illinois Press.
“The communication discipline has a long tradition of exceptional scholarship,” NCA Interim Executive Director Trevor Parry-Giles said. “We’re proud to recognize Cara Finnegan’s contributions with this well-deserved award.”
For more information about NCA’s awards program, visit http://www.natcom.org/awards/.