PRSA 2014 Frank Bonilla Book Award



The Puerto Rican Studies Association is pleased to announce its biennial Book Award Competition, the winner of which will be publicly announced at our 2014 PRSA Conference to be held on the campus of the University of Denver, Colorado from the 23rd through the 26th of October, 2014. Books published between April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2014 are eligible for consideration.

Named in honor of Frank Bonilla, one of the most signally distinguished, centrally foundational figures in our field and intended to recognize, highlight and distinguish the most notable book produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial meetings, this competition is open without regard to particular topic, theme, approach or discipline. Re-editions of a work previously published are, however, ineligible to compete; and anthologies of selections by multiple authors, though not excluded, will also not normally be priority candidates for this award. Nominations may be made by any PRSA member, by individual authors, their publishers, or their agents. The Selection Committee’s commitment is from among all entries received to choose that one which, in the uncommon caliber of its scholarship, originality, and overall excellence, best and most compellingly engages issues and concerns of Puerto Ricans and their communities and altogether represents a preeminent, exceptionally distinguished contribution to our field.

Those putting forth a book in nomination should make arrangements with the publisher to directly send each member of the Award Committee a copy of the book at the addresses indicated below. All nominations must be received no later than April 15, 2014.


Arlene Torres Vice-President/President Elect Puerto Rican Studies Association Dept. of Africana, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies Hunter College, City University of New York 695 Park Avenue, Rm. HW 1714 New York, New York 10065 Phone: (212) 772-5715 Email:

Ana Ramos-Zayas Department of Black and Latino Studies Baruch College, City University of New York 55 Lexington Avenue Newman Vertical Campus, Rm. 4-282 New York, New York 10010 Phone: (646) 312-4446 Email:

Vanessa Y. Pérez Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Brooklyn College 1204 Boylan Hall 2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11210 Phone (718) 951-5561


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