Book Award
Call for Submissions

The NACCS Book Award recognizes an outstanding new book in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies. We will consider single-authored scholarly monographs and books published during 2013. Translations, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, edited volumes, multi-author collections of essays, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. We invite nominations from NACCS members and publishers. Deadline: November 1, 2014. Direct questions

The award includes a $500.00 premium.  It is celebrated at the annual Awards ceremony during the conference.  The winner is introduced at the ceremony and gives a very brief statement.  Many candidates also present their books in author/signing events in the book exhibit area (usually supported by their press-who must pay for the exhibit space), some authors propose panels author/critic sessions. 

There are 4 members of the committee.  This year the committee is being chaired by Dr. Ann Marie Leimer.  Usually candidates and/or their editors make arrangements to send the 4 copies of the books. 

A total of four (4) copies must be sent to NACCS. Send one (1) copy directly to the Chair of the Book Committee along with the letter of nomination (self-nominations are acceptable). And three (3) copies to NACCS for distribution to the committee members.  No CODs.

Mail addresses:

Attn: Carlos R. Guerrero, PhD
Chicano Studies
Social Science Dept.
Los Angeles City College
855 north Vermont avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

P.O. BOX 720052
San José, CA  95172-0052

The DEADLINE for nominations of books published during 2013 is November 1, 2014.

2014: Deborah Vargas, Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda. University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
2013: Martha Menchaca, Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History. University of Texas Press. 2011.
2012: David Montejano, Quixote's Soldiers. University of Texas Press. 2010.
2011: Richard T. Rodriguez, Next of Kin: the Family in Chicano/a cultural politics. Duke University Press. 2009.
2010: William David Estrada. The Los Angeles Plaza: Sacred and Contested Space. University of Texas Press. 2008.


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