Nicholas Sammond, who taught Media and Society at HWS as an assistant professor for several years, recently received the 2006 Katherine Singer Kovacs Book Award from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies.
The award was presented for “Babes in Tomorrowland: Walt Disney and the Making of the American Child, 1930-1960,” published last year by Duke University Press.
Sammond is an assistant professor of cinema studies at the University of Toronto. The award is presented annually for outstanding scholarship in film and media studies that significantly advances scholarship and thinking in the field — either by opening up new lines of inquiry or by consolidating existing ones at a high level of accomplishment.
The award was presented during the society's annual meeting, March 2-5 in Vancouver.
He is also the author of “Steel Chair to the Head: the Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling,” a collection of essays.