Gilbert G. Gonzalez Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Gilbert G. Gonzalez Graduate Student Paper Prize is awarded every spring to the best research paper written by a graduate student who is enrolled in the Graduate Emphasis or has taken the CHC/LAT 200A graduate seminar. To read more about Gilbert G. Gonzalez’s importance to Chicano/Latino Studies, and if you want to view the documentary Harvest of Empire please click here.

2020 Award Winner(s)

  • Brian Flores, “Y Nosotros Vivimos Aquí en la Frontera”: Modes of Framing Latina/o Identity in the Autobiographies of José Policarpo Rodriguez and Santiago Tafolla”

2019 Award Winner(s)

  • Deyanira Martinez Nevárez and Maria Rendón, “Los Olvidados/The Forgotten: Reconceptualizing Colonias as Viable Communities”
  • Martha Arhemi Morales, “I Try not to Things About it: Gender and Illegality in the Coping Process of Unodocumented College Students”

2018 Award Winner(s)

  • Vanessa Delgado, “Legal Brokers: Navigating Illegality through Undocumented Resource Networks”
  • Daniel Millán, “Undocumented and Distracted: How Immigration Laws Shape the Academic Experiences of Undocumented College Students”


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