2016 Frank Bonilla Book Award

PUERTO RICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION

2016 FRANK BONILLA BOOK AWARD

The  Puerto  Rican  Studies  Association  is  pleased  to  announce  its  biennial Book  Award Competition, the winner of which will be publicly announced at our 2016 PRSA Conference to be held on the campus of the University of Maryland from the 27rd  through  the 30th  of October, 2016.  Books published between April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016 are eligible for consideration.

Named  in  honor  of  Frank  Bonilla,  one  of  the  most  signally  distinguished, centrally foundational  figures  in  our  field  and  intended  to  recognize,  highlight  and  distinguish  the  most notable book produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial meetings, this competition is open  without  regard  to  particular  topic,  theme,  approach  or  discipline.  Re-editions  of  a  work previously published are, however, ineligible to compete; and anthologies of selections by multiple authors,  though  not  excluded,  will  also  not  normally  be  priority  candidates  for  this  award. Nominations may be made by any PRSA member, by individual authors, their publishers, or their agents. The Selection Committee’s commitment is from among all entries received to choose that one which, in the uncommon caliber of its scholarship, originality, and overall excellence, best and most compellingly engages issues and concerns of Puerto Ricans and their communities and altogether represents a preeminent, exceptionally distinguished contribution to our field.

Those putting forth a book in nomination should make arrangements with the publisher to directly send each member of the Award Committee a copy of the book at the addresses indicated below.  All nominations must be received no later than April 15, 2016.

2016 PRSA BOOK AWARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Please send nominations  to:

Prof. William Velez (Book Award Chair) 

Dept. of Sociology, UW-Milwaukee

3210 N. Maryland Ave. Bolton 778

Milwaukee, WI 53211

Email address: velez@uwm.edu

Prof. Frances Aparicio

9216 Central Park Avenue

Evanston, IL 60203

Prof. Elizabeth Aranda

Department of Sociology

University of South Florida

4202 E. Fowler Ave., CPR  107

Tampa, FL 33620