Harrison Akins

Harrison Akins is a research fellow at the University of Tennessee's Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy. He previously served as an Ibn Khaldun Chair Research Fellow at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC. His research and writings primarily focus on minority discrimination, political violence, and U.S. foreign policy. His essays have been featured in the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, BBC, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and Al Jazeera English, among other outlets. 

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

Entry Fee: $35. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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