The Lucas Debut Publication Award seeks to encourage and reward new scholars in the communication discipline. It aims to identify and hold up for praise a contribution to the discipline by an author or authors publishing their first scholarly book or monograph. Scholars who have not previously received publication credit as an author or co-author of a book or a monograph (including articles in electronic-only journals) may submit their work for the Lucas Debut Publication Award.
||Emily Dianne Cram, "'Angie was our Sister:' Witnessing the Trans-Formation of Disgust in the Citizenry of Photography," Quarterly Journal of Speech 98 (2012): 411-438.
||Christine J. Gardner, Making Chastity Sexy (University of California Press, 2011).
||Thomas R. Dunn, “Remembering Matthew Shepard: Violence, Identity, and Queer Counterpublic Memories,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13 (2010): 611-652.
||Melanie Loehwing & Jeff Motter, “Publics, Counterpublics, and the Promise of Democracy,” Philosophy & Rhetoric 42 (2009): 220-241.