Michelle Tusan

Michelle Tusan is professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she teaches and writes about human rights and humanitarianism. She is the author of Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide and the Birth of the Middle East (University of California, 2012) as well as “‘Crimes Against Humanity’: Human Rights, the British Empire and the Origins of the Response to the Armenian Genocide,” in the American Historical Review. Her latest book, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill (London, 2017), is now published.


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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.

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