Announcement: Dr. Eric Tang awarded prize for best essay in American Quarterly

American studies affiliate faculty member Dr. Eric Tang has been awarded the Constance M. Rourke Prize for the best article published this year in American Quarterly. Congratulations, Dr. Tang!

Dr. Eric Tang, credit by David Woodberry

The announcement comes to us from the African and African Diaspora Studies Department:

Each year the American Studies Association awards the Constance Rourke prize to the best essay published in the journal American Quarterly. This year’s prize goes to Eric Tang, Assistant Professor in African and African Diaspora Studies and the Center for Asian American Studies. Tang won for his essay entitled “A Gulf Unites Us: The Vietnamese Americans of Black New Orleans East” 63:1 (March 2011), which examines the forms of life and solidarity created by Black and Vietnamese Americans in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The prize will be announced at the annual American Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, November 16, 2012. Stay tuned this week for a full listing of UT American Studies folks presenting at the annual meeting!

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