2018 NACCS Scholar
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies invites nominations for the NACCS Scholar Award. The Award was established in 1981 to recognize “life achievement” contributions of scholars to Chicana and Chicano Studies. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017(postmarked).  See NACCS Scholar link on left side for information (announcement at towards the bottom of screen). See past Scholar recipients

Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio
Are you an Undergraduate or Graduate student? If so, NACCS seeks submissions from Undergraduate and Graduate scholars that contribute to Chicana and Chicano Studies, an interdisciplinary area of study.  Deadline for submission is October 11, 2017.

Book Award
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 2016-2017. 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: September 1, 2017. Direct questions

The Antonia I. Castañeda Prize
The award is in recognition of a published scholarly article or book chapter of an historical orientation on the intersection of class, race, gender, and sexuality as related to Chicana/Latina and/ Native/Indigenous women. The piece must have been published in the previous year (2017) by a woman who is an ABD graduate student, pre-tenured faculty member, or an independent scholar. The award is designed to promote and acknowledge scholarship of an historical orientation by Chicana/Latina and/or Native/Indigenous scholars working on issues of intersectionality. No books or creative writing considered. Deadline: November 1.

Immigrant Student Beca
NACCS offers scholarships for current undocumented immigrant students who are committed to furthering the well being of Chicanas and Chicanos. Applicants must be members of NACCS, be enrolled in an accredited degree-granting institution and be an immigrant of Chicana/o heritage. The NACCS Immigrant Student Beca Fund was founded in 2008 to help Chicana and Chicano college students complete their education. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis for community college, four-year college, and graduate students. Awards range from $100 to $500. Deadline: November 19, 2017 (extended).

2017 Honorees and Award Recipients

NACCS Scholar
Emilio Zamora. University of Texas, Austin.

Cervantes Student Recipient

Undergraduate: Elizabeth Barahona. Duke University.
Navigating Migration through its Physical and Psychological Barriers."

Graduate: Sergio Gael Barrera. University of Michigan.
Hauntings in My Closet: A Constant Reminder of Aesthetic Queerness and Expected Internalized Masculinity.

Antonia I. Castañeda Prize Recipient
Margo Tamez (Nde'). "Indigenous Women's Rivered Refusals in El Calaboz." Diálogo 19 No. 1 (Spring 2016): 7-21.

NACCS Book Award Recipient
Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo. Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States. Duke University Press.

Community Recognition

Resilience Organie County

Resilience Orange County is an organization that was created in 2016 out of the merging of two established organizations RAIZ (Resistencia Autonomia Igualdad y lideraZgo) and Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color. RAIZ was started in 2011 to fight back and organize around the deportation apparatus that was set in motion during the Obama Administration, in its tenure it tackled the collaboration between local law enforcement and immigration as well as created a "Free The People" (FTP) deportation defense project in order to organize youth and families to speak for themselves and become outspoken leaders. RAIZ stopped over 20 deportations through its deportation defense work as well as contributed to change and policy advocacy at the city, county, state, and national level. Santa Ana Boys Men of Color was forged in 2013 to tackle issues that disproportionately affect young boys and men of color in Santa Ana. Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color was able to address and bring to light the school to prison to deportation pipeline that so often plagues immigrant communities. In that capacity it was able to provide and facilitate programs that were trauma-informed and culturally relevant. As Resilience Orange County, the organization strives to promote resilient youth leaders that engage in the critical work of building youth-oriented institutions in Orange County that advocate for social-systemic change, healing and that embrace trauma-informed, culturally relevant practices that are inclusive of all members of the community.



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