AAHHE Books of the Year Awards

The AAHHE Book of the Year Award, presented annually at the national conference of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, is a celebration of Hispanic culture, history and research excellence. These authors' accomplishments are at the highest levels of literature and scholarship. By awarding the annual Book of the Year Award, AAHHE acknowledges and honors the power of the written word to share the Hispanic experience and to enlighten the global community. No other higher education organization provides this significant award.


2021 AAHHE Books of the Year Awards

Edited Volume Category
High Achieving Latino Students
              Susan Paik, PhD              Stacy Kula, PhD           Jeremiah González, PhD   Verónica González, PhD

Senior Scholars Category
The Chicano/o/x Dream: Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success

        Gil Conchas, PhD            Nancy Acevedo, PhD

Understanding the LatinX Experience
Vasti Torres, PhD       Ebelia Hernandez, PhD     Sylvia Martinez, PhD

Early Career Category
Kids at Work

Emir Estrada, PhD



2021 AAHHE Distinguished Authors Awards

Intersectional Chicana Feminisms: Sitios y LenguasAida Hurtado, PhD
Perchance to Dream: A Legal and Political History of the Dream Act and DACA
Michael A. Olivas, PhD

 Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist: From Netzahualcoyotl to Aztlán
Carlos Vélez-Ibañez, PhD

Previous recipients of the AAHHE Books of the Year Awards:

Gina Garcia, Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities

Alberto Ledesma, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Alberto Acereda, Estela Bensimón, Alfredo G. de los Santos Jr., Gary Francisco Keller, Laura J. Rendón, Richard J. Tannenbaum, New Directions in Hispanic College Student Assessment and Academic Preparation
Hispanic College Students Move Forward: Policies, Planning, and Progress in Promoting Access

Aída Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha, Beyond Machismo

Dolores Inés Casillas, Sounds of Belonging: U.S. Spanish-language Radio and Public Advocacy

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, [Un]framing the “Bad Woman”: Sor Juana, Malinche, Coyolxauhqui, and Other Rebels with a Cause

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship Across the Americas

Arturo Madrid, In the Country of Empty Crosses: The Story of a Hispano Protestant Family in Catholic New Mexico

Rubén Martinez, Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail

David Montejano, Quixote’s Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981

Gustavo Arellano, ¡Ask a Mexican!

Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

Mirta Ojito, Finding Mañana

Sonia Nazario, Enrique’s Journey

Jeanett Castellanos, Alberta M. Gloria, and Mark Kamimura, The Latina/o Pathway to the PhD: Abriendo Caminos