Consumer Culture Theory

The Sidney J. Levy Award competition is held annually in honor of one of the founding fathers of Consumer Culture Theory. The award is given to the best CCT-oriented dissertation article published in the preceding year.

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Past Recipients

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2012

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Winner
izberkbilgin
Elif Izberk-Bilgin, University of Michigan-Dearborn
“Infidel Brands: Unveiling Alternative Meanings of Global Brands at the Nexus of Globalization, Consumer Culture, and Islamism.” Journal of Consumer Research, (Volume 39) December 2012

Judges: Amber Epp, Güliz Ger, Robert Kozinets, John Sherry

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2011

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Co-Winner
arsel
Zeynep Arsel, Concordia University
“Demythologizing Consumption Practices: How Consumers Protect their Filed-Dependent Identity Investments from Devaluing Marketplace Myths.”Journal of Consumer Research, (Volume 37) February 2011

Co-Winner
weinberger
Michelle Weinberger, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
“Intracommunity Gifting at the Intersection of Contemporary Moral & Market Economies.” Journal of Consumer Research,(Volume 39) June 2012

Judges: Julien Cayla, Dannie Kjeldgaard, Nil Ozcaglar-Toulouse, John Schouten

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2010

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Winner
humphreys
Ashlee Humphreys, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
“Semiotic Structure and the Legitimation of Consumption Practices: The Case of Casino Gambling.”Journal of Consumer Research, (Volume 37) October 2010

Honorable Mention
tumbat
Gulnur Tumbat, San Francisco State University
“Marketplace Tensions in Extraordinary Experiences.” Journal of Consumer Research,(Volume 38) June 2011

Judges: Cele Otnes, Fuat Firat, Pauline Maclaran, Julie Ozanne

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2009

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Winner
luedicke
Marius K. Luedicke, University of Innsbruck, Austria

“Consumer Identity Work as Moral Protagonism: How Myth and Ideology Animate a Brand-Mediated Moral Conflict.”Journal of Consumer Research, (Volume 36) April 2010

Judges: Eileen Fischer, Margaret Hogg, Cele Otnes

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2008

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Winner
epp
Amber M. Epp, University of Wisconsin

“Family Identity: A Framework of Identity Interplay in Consumption Practices.”Journal of Consumer Research, (Volume 35) June 2008

Honorable Mention
zhao
Xin Zhao, University of Hawaii

“Politicizing Consumer Culture: Advertising’s Appropriation of Political Ideology in China’s Social Transition.” Journal of Consumer Research, (Volume 35) August 2008

Judges: Richard Elliott, Annamma Joy, Jonathan Schroeder

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