College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Armando Arias Receives Award for Latest Book

SBGS Professor Armando Arias

School of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies Professor Armando Arias received the Victor Villaseñor Latino-Focused Non-Fiction Book-English Honorable Mention Award at the 2020 International Latino Book Awards for his newest book, Theorizing César Chávez: New Ways of Knowing STEM.

The honor was awarded at a formal live virtual ceremony held Saturday, September 12, 2020, emceed by actor, director, producer, and activist Edward James Olmos, Chair of the Empowering Latino Futures Board.

As noted in the awards ceremony booklet, "Over the last 22 years, the Empowering Latino Futures Team has devoted itself to recognizing the greatness in writers around the world who are either Latinos or whom are writing about Latino topics. The Awards have grown to become the largest Latino Cultural Awards in the USA. Categories are in Children's, Young Adult, Nonfiction, Fiction, eBooks, Design, Translation and Best First Books. Celebrating worldwide achievements in Latino literature of books in 96 categories in English, Spanish & Portuguese. This year, it took 214 judges to evaluate all the book entries and help recognize the winners. The Awards recognize the greatness in books by or about Latinos around the world."

To view the recorded ceremony, please visit: While you'll certainly enjoy the entire ceremony, you can find Dr. Arias' category at the 2:15:59 mark.

Congratulations, Dr. Arias!