NYU Press authors sweep top prizes in American studies

We are thrilled to announce that Lisa Cacho’s Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected has been selected by the American Studies Association (ASA) to receive the 2013 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, which celebrates the best published book in American studies. This book is part of the Nation of Newcomers series.

We’re also honored to share that Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century has won the other top prize awarded by the ASA, the 2013 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, which identifies the best first book in American studies that highlights intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality, and/or the nation. Racial Indigestion—part of the America and the Long 19th Century series and the American Literatures Initiative—was also awarded the 2013 Association for the Study of Food and Society Book Award earlier this year.

Congratulations to the authors, editors, and everyone who has worked on these books!

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