Award Winning Books: 2016

Performing Asian America

Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage

Josephine Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, 2016

A fascinating inquiry into the territory of race and ethnicity in American theater

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 halftones


Putting the Horse before Descartes

My Life's Work on Behalf of Animals

Bernard E. Rollin

Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics from Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, 2016

A pioneer in animal ethics tells his story

304 pages | 6 x 9


Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants

Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security

Anna Sampaio

American Political Science Association's Latino Politics Best Book Prize, 2016

A comprehensive analysis of changes in immigration policy, politics, and enforcement since 9/11

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 halftone


Unbought and Unbossed

Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation

Trimiko Melancon

College Language Association Creative Scholarship Book Award, 2016

How do fictional representations of transgressive black women in the post-civil rights era expand our understanding of race and black womanhood?

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 5 halftones


The White Savior Film

Content, Critics, and Consumption

Matthew Hughey

Southwest Sociological Association Outstanding Publication Award, 2016

Surveying the prevalence and popularity of films in which heroic white characters uplift racial others

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 tables, 2 figs.