Laboring-Class Poets Online Wins 2018 WAGS Thesis Award

Cole Crawford's graduate thesis, "Respect the Gap: From Big to Boutique Data through Laboring-Class Poets Online," was selected as as the 2018 Western Association of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Humanities, Social Science, Education, and Business Award winner. "Respect the Gap" was nominated by the Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film, and was then selected by OSU as the all-university thesis winner for the category. He is the first SWLF graduate to receive this honor. Cole will travel to the WAGS annual conference in Las Vegas, NV to be recognized at the ProQuest Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, March 20th and give a brief slide presentation about his research and its significance to the field of literary studies and digital humanities.

You can find the full text of Cole's thesis on LCPO or through Oregon State University's thesis service, ScholarsArchive. Thesis defense slides are available here, and a YouTube recording of the defense is also available.