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Sean X. Goudie Chosen to Chair 2012 American Studies Association Outstanding First Book Prize Committee

by Sean X. Goudie — Posted Nov 09, 2011 09:56 AM
The Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize is awarded each year to the best-published first book in American Studies.
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Sean X. Goudie Chosen to Chair 2012 American Studies Association Outstanding First Book Prize Committee

Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize

The American Studies Association is delighted to announce the 2012 competition for the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize. The prize consists of a lifetime membership in the ASA and is awarded every year for the best-published first book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality and/or nation. The period of eligibility for the 2012 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize will include books published between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. To be eligible, books must be written in English, but the competition is not restricted to works printed in the United States. The winning author must be a member of the Association. Authors and publishers may submit books. The prizewinner will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 15-18, 2012.

Submissions for 2012

One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members no later than March 1, 2012; a separate letter listing each entry should also be sent to the members of the committee so they can verify the arrival of all volumes:

Chair : Sean X. Goudie
Pennsylvania State University
Center for American Literary Studies
153 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802
sxgoudie@psu.edu

Grace Elizabeth Hale
University of Virginia
Corcoran Department of History
PO Box 400180
Charlottesville, VA 22904
hale@virginia.edu

Raul Rubio
John Jay College, City University of New York
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
619 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
rrubio@jjay.cuny.edu

The prize honors Lora Romero, a valued and long-active member of the American Studies Association, former Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and author of Home Fronts: Nineteenth Century Domesticity and Its Critics (1997).

Romero Prize Recipients, 2002-2010:

  • 2010: Margot Canaday, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (Princeton University Press, 2009)
  • 2009: Alicia R. Schmidt Camacho, Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (New York University Press, 2008)
  • 2008: Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (University of California Press, 2007)
  • 2007: Ned Blackhawk, Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (Harvard University Press, 2006).
  • 2006: Tiya Miles, Ties That Bind: An Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and in Freedom (University of California Press, 2005)
  • 2005: Mae M. Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Aliens and the Making of Modern America, (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  • 2004: Kandice Chuh, Imagine Otherwise: On Asian Americanist Critique, (Duke University Press, 2003)
  • 2003: Shelley Streeby, American Sensations: Class, Empire, and the Production of Popular Culture (University of California Press, 2002)
  • 2002: Sharon Holland, Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (Duke University Press, 2001)