Samantha N. Sheppard

Samantha N. Sheppard is the Mary Armstrong Meduski '80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Performing & Media Arts at Cornell University. She writes extensively on black cultural production and production cultures. She is the co-editor of From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry and has a forthcoming manuscript titled Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory On Screen, which is under contract with the University of California Press. 


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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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