Latina Lesbian Professor Receives Book Awards

Binghamton University professor Dr. Juanita D’az-Cotto (Also Juanita Ramos) recently received two book awards for Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio, published by the University of Texas Press in 2006. ForeWord Magazine gave it a silver medal in the Women's Studies category of its 2006 Book of the Year Awards. The book also received an honorable mention in the Best History Book/English category of the 9TH Annual International Latino Book Awards. Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice documents the impact of the war on drugs on Chicanas and their communities. Dr. D’az-Cotto is an associate professor of sociology, women's studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies. She is also the author of Gender, Ethnicity and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics (1996) and editor, under the pseudonym of Juanita Ramos, of Companeras: Latina Lesbians, Lesbianas latinoamericanas (3rd ed., 2004). She was one of the women featured in GO Magazine's 2006 Pride Issue ("100 Women We Love"). For more information visit: www.juanitadiazcotto.com; 607-777-4916.

PROFESORA LATINOAMERICANA RECIBE PREMIOS LITERARIOS

La Dra. Juanita D’az-Cotto recientemente recibi— dos premios literarios por su libro Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice: Voices from El Barrio (Vidas Chicanas y Justicia Criminal: Voces desde El Barrio), publicado por la editorial de la Universidad de Tejas en el 2006. La revista ForeWord le di— una medalla de plata en la categor’a de Estudios de la Mujer en su Book of the Year Awards 2006. El libro tambiŽn recibi— una menci—n honorable en la categor’a del Mejor Libro de Historia publicado en Ingles en el 9TH Annual International Latino Book Awards. Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice documenta el impacto de la Guerra contra las drogas en las Chicanas y sus comunidades. D’az-Cotto es catedr‡tica asociada de sociolog’a, estudios de la mujer, y estudios latinoamericanos y caribe–os en Binghamton University, Nueva York. D’az-Cotto tambien es autora de Gender, Ethnicity and the State: Latina and Latino Prison Politics (1996), y editora, bajo el seudonimo de Juanita Ramos, de Compa–eras: Latina Lesbians, Lesbianas latinoamericanas (3rd ed., 2004). Para m‡s informacion visite: www.juanitadiazcotto.com; 607-777-4916.

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