Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard is associate professor of African American Studies at UC Irvine, where she researches black political thought, black radical movements, and queer and trans sexualities. She is the author of Waste of a White Skin: The Carnegie Corporation and the Racial Logic of White Vulnerability (University of California Press, 2015), editor of Theories of Blackness: On Life and Death (Cognella, 2011), and co-editor of a special issue of the journal Theory and Event on “Black Feminism and Afro-Pessimism” (2018). She is a mother of a children’s book author, a budding actor, and two gorgeous and happy skateboarding-chess champions.


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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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