AAHHE Books of the Year Awards

   The AAHHE Books of the Year Awards, 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.


2022 AAHHE Books of the Year Awards Recipients

Edited Volume Category

An Asset-Based Approach to Advancing Latina Students in STEM: Increasing Resilience, Participation, and Success
Elsa Gonzalez, PhD
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Houston
Frank Fernandez, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
University of Florida
Miranda Wilson
Principal, Institutional Research
Provost & SVP Academic & Faculty Affairs
Baylor College of Medicine
Studying Latinx/a/o Students in Higher Education: A Critical Analysis of Concepts, Theory, and Methodologies
Nichole Farcia, PhD
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Cristobal Salinas, Jr., PhD
Associate Professor
Florida Atlantic University
Jesus Cisneros, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Texas, El Paso
Early Career Category

Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family
Laura Enriquez, PhD
Associate Professor
Chicano/Latino Studies
University of California, Irvine

Previous recipients of the AAHHE Books of the Year Awards:


Susan Paik, PhD, Stacy Kula, PhD, Jeremiah González, PhD, Verónica González, PhD, High Achieving Latino Students
Gil Conchas, PhD, Nancy Acevedo, PhD, The Chicano/o/x Dream: Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success
Vasti Torres, PhD, Ebelia Hernandez, PhD, Sylvia Martinez, PhD, Understanding the LatinX Experience
Emir Estrada, PhD, Kids at Work

2021 AAHHE Distinguished Authors Awards
Aida Hurtado, PhD, Intersectional Chicana Feminisms: Sitios y Lenguas
Michael A. Olivas, PhD, Perchance to Dream: A Legal and Political History of the Dream Act and DACA
Carlos Vélez-Ibañez, PhD, Reflections of a Transborder Anthropologist: From Netzahualcoyotl to Aztlán

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