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The Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Award is Dr. Ana Castillo!
Ana Castillo is a celebrated poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Her novel Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Castillo is editor of La Tolteca, an arts and literary ‘zine dedicated to the advancement of a world without borders and censorship, and she has held many teaching posts throughout her extensive career. Ana Castillo holds an M.A from the University of Chicago, a PhD from University of Bremen, Germany, and an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters. She is also known for her ground breaking publications in the arena of cultural criticism: Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma (1994) and The Sexuality of Latinas, edited with Norma Alarcon & Cherrie Moraga (1993). Dr. Castillo will accept her award at our annual brunch, after which we will have our keynote address by Professor Aimee Carrillo Rowe.
Chair: Deborah Whaley, American Studies, University of Iowa
Co-Chair: Birgit Bauridl, American Studies, University of Regensburg (2015)
Councilor: Lisa Duggan, ex officio, American Studies, New York University (2016)
* Amy L. Brandzel, University of New Mexico (2014)
* Nihad M. Farooq, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014)
* Asimina Karavanta, University of Athens, Greece (2014)
* Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, Indiana University-Purdue University (2015)
* Carly A. Kocurek, Illinois Institute of Technology (2016)
* Fusako Ogata, Tezukayama University, Japan (2014)
* Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College (2016)