Melanie Yergeau has been named winner of a 2019 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship’s Book Award for her book, Authoring Autism: Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Lavender Rhetorics Award is presented annually to three works (one book, one article, and one dissertation) published within the past two years that best make queer interventions into the study of composition and rhetoric. Winning works rise a high level of excellence in their originality, the significance of their pedagogical or theoretical contributions to the field, and their existing or potential influence.