Anthropologist Leo Chavez receives dual honors from field’s top association
- November 20, 2009
- 2009 Book Prize and Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America recognize more than 25 years of immigration research contributions
Leo Chavez, anthropology professor, has been named the 2009 recipient of two awards from the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America, awarded by AAA’s Society for the Anthropology of North America, recognizes his career-long research contributions to the study of immigration and Latin American health issues. The former served as the topic of his most recent book, The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens and the Nation, in which he details the ways immigrants are represented in U.S. media and general public discussion. The book earned him AAA’s Association for Latina and Latino Anthropologists 2009 Book Prize. Chavez will be recognized with both awards at AAA’s annual meeting in Philadelphia December 2-6.