Noriega and Aztlán Win CELJ Awards
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega has won the 2019 Distinguished Editor award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). The award will be formally announced at the Modern Language Association (MLA) conference, January 9–12, 2020, in Seattle. Noriega received the award for his achievements as editor of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies from 1996 to 2016. In addition, Aztlán won the CELJ Best Public Intellectual Special Issue for “Dossier: Gringo Injustice,” which focuses on Latinos and the law (Fall 2018). The dossier was guest edited by Alfredo Mirandé, professor of sociology and ethnic studies at UC Riverside. This is the first time in CELJ award history that a journal editor has been honored with the Distinguished Editor Award the same year the journal itself won an award. The awards will be presented in the panel session “Inventing and Inheriting Scholarly Journals: Perspectives on Beginnings,” on Friday, January 10, 8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m., in room WSCC 401.