Announcements, Awards

ALS Associate Professor Wins Book Awards

Dr. Bernadine Hernández, Associate Professor in American Literary Studies, has won multiple book awards for her book, Border Bodies: Racialized Sexuality, Sexual Capital and Violence in the Nineteenth Century Borderlands (UNC Press, 2022). 

Hernández won the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Mid Career Book Award. The award letter read, “The AAHHE Publications Committee found your book to be highly relevant to the Latinx community and was impressed with your scholarly work.” Hernández will be officially awarded at the 2024 AAHHE National Conference. 

Hernández has additionally won the 2024 NACCS (National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies) Book of the Year award. The reviewers for this year stated of Border Bodies, “Hernández’ use of such a wide and challenging range of documents and background sources provides a wealth of information from a diversity of evidence.  How Hernández “connects” the previously “unconnected” sources to such great effect demonstrates one of the principal qualities which elevates this work to the stature of the NACCS Book of the Year Award.”

Border Bodies was furthermore the National Women’s Studies Association 2023 Gloría Anzaldúa Book Prize Honorable Mention. The prize recognizes groundbreaking monographs in women’s studies that makes significant multicultural feminist contributions to women of color/transnational scholarship.