Sarah J. Jackson

Sarah J. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, a Fellow at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a 2019 New America National Fellow. An expert in how communication constructs identity and shapes social change in U.S. culture, her work considers how media, journalism and technology are used by and represent Black and feminist activists. Her first book, Black Celebrity, Racial Politics, and the Press (Routledge, 2014) examines the relationship between Black celebrity activism, journalism and American politics. Her forthcoming co-authored book, Hashtag Activism: Race and Gender in America’s Networked Counterpublics, focuses on the use of Twitter in contemporary racial justice and gender justice movements.


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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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