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First Book Award

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 2017 “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 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 Committee Chair, Hasia Diner, by December 31st, 2017. Copies of the book must be received by all three members of the committee by the above date.

Committee Members and Contact Information:

Hasia Diner,

New York University, 53 Washington Square South, Room 104, New York, NY 10012

Geraldo Cadava,

Northwestern University, Department of History, Harris Hall, 1st Floor, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL  60208

Monique Laney,

Department of History, 310 Thach Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5207

Previous Recipients

2014: Ellen Wu, The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority. Princeton University Press.

2015: Adam D. Mendelsohn,The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire. New York University Press.

2016: Lori Flores, Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement. Yale University Press.