NACCS Tejas
Premios, Book & Dissertation Awards
2007-2012

Premio Letras de Aztlán
2007 NACCS Tejas Conference | University of North Texas at Denton
Dr. Norma Elia Cantú, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Texas A&M University, Kingsville
Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, University of Houston

2008 NACCS Tejas Conference | South Texas College, McAllen
NACCS Tejas Membership at the University of Texas at San Antonio

2009 NACCS Tejas Conference | University of Texas at San Antonio
Hon. State Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo (D-Dallas)

2010 NACCS Tejas Conference | University of Texas at Austin
Dr. John M. González, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Martha Menchaca, University of Texas at Austin
People Organized in Defense of the Earth and Her Resources (PODER)

2011 NACCS Tejas Conference | South Texas College, McAllen
Hon. Mary Helen Berlanga, Texas State Board of Education (D-Corpus Christi)
John J. Valadez

2012 NACCS Tejas Conference | Texas State University, San Marcos
Ofelia T. Vásquez-Philo

Premio Estrella de Aztlán
2012 NACCS Tejas Conference | Texas State University, San Marcos
Dr. Antonia I. Castañeda, St. Mary’s University, Emeritus
Dr. José Ángel Gutiérrez, University of Texas at Arlington
Rose Olmos Herrera
Dr. Arturo Madrid, Trinity University 

Book Award
NACCS-Tejas invites nominations and submissions for its 2013 NACCS-Tejas Non-Fiction Award. The 2013 NACCS Tejas Award for Non-Fiction Book Committee will consider any book or edited anthology published in 2012 in Texas or elsewhere. We will recognize an outstanding work of non-fiction that best represents a significant topic related to the Mexican American experience in Texas. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas annual conference to be held at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas February 22-23, 2013. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations per press. Authors may also self-nominate. Essays, journals, diaries, documentaries, scientific papers, photographs, textbooks, travel books, blueprints, technical documentation, user manuals, diagrams and journalistic essays or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of NACCS-Tejas members.

2010 NACCS Tejas Conference | University of Texas at Austin
2010 NACCS Tejas Book Award
Dr. Raúl A. Ramos
University of Houston
Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861
University of North Carolina Press, 2008

2011 NACCS Tejas Conference | South Texas College, McAllen
2011 NACCS Tejas Book Award
Dr. David Montejano
University of California at Berkeley
Quixote’s Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981
University of Texas Press, 2010

2012 NACCS Tejas Conference | Texas State University, San Marcos
2012 NACCS Tejas [Nonfiction] Book Award
Dr. Marc S. Rodríguez
Notre Dame University
The Tejano Diaspora: Mexican Americanism & Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin
University of North Carolina Press, 2011 

Fiction Book Award
NACCS-Tejas invites nominations and submissions for its 2013 NACCS-Tejas Fiction Award. The NACCS Tejas Award for Fiction Committee will consider any novel or collection of short stories published in 2012 in Texas or elsewhere. We will recognize an outstanding work of fiction that best represents a significant topic related to the Mexican American experience in Texas. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas annual conference to be held at the University of Texas, Pan American in Edinburg, Texas February 22-23, 2013. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations per press. Authors may also self-nominate. Poetry, personal narrative, autobiography, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, translations, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of NACCS-Tejas members.

2011 NACCS Tejas Conference | South Texas College, McAllen
2011 NACCS Tejas Fiction Book Award
Bárbara Renaud González
San Antonio, Texas
Golondrina, Why Did You Leave Me?
University of Texas Press, 2009

2011 NACCS Tejas Fiction Book Award
Dr. Emma Pérez
University of Colorado at Boulder
Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory
University of Texas Press, 2009

2012 NACCS Tejas Conference | Texas State University, San Marcos
2012 NACCS Tejas Fiction Book Award
Dagoberto Gilb
University of Houston at Victoria—Centro Victoria
Before the End, After the Beginning
Grove Press, 2011

Dissertation Award
NACCS-Tejas Foco invites nominations and submissions for its 2013 NACCS-Tejas Dissertation Award. The 2013 NACCS Tejas Dissertation Award Committee will consider any dissertation defended in 2012 in the following fields: History, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Modern Languages and Literature, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Chican@ Studies/Mexican American or Latin@ Studies, or related fields. We will recognize an outstanding dissertation that best represents a significant topic related to the Mexican American experience in Texas. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas annual conference to be held at The University of Texas at Edinburg, in February 2013. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations per university or per department.

Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of NACCS-Tejas Foco members.

Nominations should be sent to the committee chair including name, title of dissertation, university, department, committee members, date of defense, and include an abstract of the dissertation as well as a PDF or MS Word document of the dissertation itself and an accompanying bibliography.

2012 NACCS Tejas Conference | Texas State University, San Marcos
2012 NACCS Tejas Dissertation Award
Dr. Ivan Guerra
University of Texas at Austin
“From Vaqueros to Mafiosos: A Community History of Drug Trafficking in Rural South Texas”
Dr. Martha Menchaca, Major Professor

Poetry Prize
The National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars (NACCS)-Tejas Poetry Prize committee is seeking nominations for an outstanding poetry collection published in 2012 by a Tejan@ poet. The award will be presented at the NACCS-Tejas foco conference at UT-Pan American on February 21-23, 2013.

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