The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces a new prize to recognize the work of early career scholars in the field of U.S. immigration and ethnic history. The 2018 “First Book Award” award will be presented to the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration and ethnic history of the United States and/or North America. To be eligible for the award, a book must be copyrighted 2017, must be based on substantial primary research, must present a major new scholarly interpretation, and must be an author’s first academic monograph. The $2000 award will be presented at the annual IEHS banquet in April 2018.
A book may be nominated by its author, the publisher, a member of the prize committee, or a member of the Society. Inquiries and nominations should be submitted to the chair of the First Book Prize Committee, Hasia Diner, at email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017, and one copy of the book should be sent to each of the three committee members:
Hasia Diner Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History New York University 53 Washington Square South, Room 104 New York, New York 10012 firstname.lastname@example.org Geraldo Cadava Associate Professor of History Northwestern University Harris Hall, 1st Floor 1881 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208 email@example.com Monique Laney Assistant professor of History Auburn University 323 Thach Hall Auburn University, Alabama 36849-5207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Recipients of the Award
- 2015: Ellen Wu, The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority (Princeton University Press, 2014).
- 2016: Adam D. Mendelsohn, The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire (New York University Press, 2015).
- 2017: Lori Flores, Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale University Press, 2016).