George Custen Award Winners for Excellence in Cinema Studies

George Custen (PhD University of Pennsylvania) was the founding chair of the Department of Media Culture, after being Chair of the Department of Performance and Creative Arts since 1992. His books, Bio/Pics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History (Rutgers) and Twentieth Century's Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Culture of Hollywood (Basic Books) are interdisciplinary classics that bridge cinema, media and communications studies. This award was created in honor of George's contribution to the department.

  • 2015 — Ximena Aliaguilla and Laura Christiansen
  • 2014 — Michael Fischetti and Joseph Luciano
  • 2013 — Martha Diaz and Kathryn Hennessy
  • 2012 — Michael Bongiorno and Beste Atvur
  • 2012 — Michael Bongiorno and Beste Atvur
  • 2011 — Kristie Falco, Ellen Grasso, and Moshe Shushan
  • 2010 — Andrew Palladino
  • 2009 — Usman Shaukat
  • 2008 — Norie Taniguchi
  • 2007 — Antonio Golan
  • 2006 — Amit Kumar and Sally Milner
  • 2005 — Catherine Burke
  • 2004 — Seth Friedman