Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin is a writer and Associate Professor of American Studies and Rhetoric at Northwestern University, where she is Director of the Program in American Studies.  She is the author of Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, (Duke UP 2002).   Her writing also has appeared in Huffington Post, Truth-Out, and Global Post. Her book The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: from Sokol’niki Park to Chicago’s South Side is forthcoming from Dartmouth University Press.


Black Left, Black List

“Let’s imagine…a history in which words like 'leftist,' 'radical,' and 'communist' did not summon instant skepticism if not scorn; a world in which these terms could sustain real dialogue.”...

Black Left, Black List
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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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