The Nancy Baym Annual Book Award seeks to recognize the best work in the field of Internet Studies. In doing so, the award helps to highlight the breadth of work that is done relating to the social and cultural dimensions of networked media. Until 2013, the award was known as the AoIR Annual Book Award. Beginning in 2014, the award was renamed for Nancy Baym in recognition of her generous and various contributions to the Association.
The award is given to a single or co-authored book of Internet research published during the prior calendar year. The books will be reviewed by three eminent scholars in the field. The award includes a cash prize and an invitation to present the work at the annual IR conference.
Check back soon to see the call for nominations for 2017.
- 2016: Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (MIT Press)
- 2015: Robert W. Gehl, Reverse Engineering Social Media: Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism (Temple University Press)
- 2014: Mark Andrejevic, Infoglut: How Too Much Information is Changing What We Think and Know (Routledge) [Amazon]
- 2013: Julie E. Cohen, Configuring the Networked Self : Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press) [Amazon]
- 2012: Jason Farman, Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media (Routledge) [Amazon]