Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA and the author of, among other books, Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class (Free Press, 1994), Yo’ Mama’s DisFunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America (Beacon Press, 1997), Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (Beacon Press, 2002), Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (Free Press, 2009), and Africa Speaks, America Answers!: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Harvard University Press, 2012).


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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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