English Professor Ylce Irizarry was recently honored with two awards for her book "Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad," originally released in 2016.
Dr. Irizarry was awarded the 2018 National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Book Award. Each year, this award recognizes one outstanding new book in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies published in the previous year, of which, the winner is honored at the annual conference.
Dr. Irizarry’s book has also received recognition from the Modern Language Association, which has awarded it the 2018 MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies. This award is presented to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture, for books published between 2015 and 2016.