Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams is a writer and professor of English at Columbia University, where she also directs the Center for the Study of Social Difference. She is the author of numerous academic articles and book reviews, as well as three books. Her most recent is Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery, published by Yale University Press. She is also the author of Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination and Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America (both published by the University of Chicago Press). Her writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Washington Post, the Chronicle of Higher EducationSalon, and the Times of London. She also blogs for The Huffington Post. She is a Public Voices Fellow for 2016–2017.


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Blogging Illness

Rachel Adams addresses the publishing industry and new media platforms, which allow those affected by illnesses to document their experiences differently....


Solomon’s Ladder: On Parenthood, Difference, and Identity
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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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Eligibility: All previously unpublished works in prose written primarily in English focused on the Chicanx/Latinx experience in the United States.