Equity Award Recipients

Equity Awards recognize and publicize individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession. Two equity awards are given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. The award can be conferred for new initiatives or for sustained efforts. These equity awards are meant to recognize and publicize individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession. While the awards are honorary and have no monetary component, winners receive a certificate of recognition that specially honors their efforts to secure and sustain diversity in the profession.

2017
Individual: Lorena Oropeza, Univ. of California, Davis

2016
Individual: Albert Camarillo, Stanford Univ.
Institutional: Univ. of Texas, El Paso, Dept. of History

2015
Individual: Victor Macias-Gonzalez, Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Institutional: Duke Univ., Graduate School (Jacqueline Looney, sr. assoc. dean for graduate programs and assoc. vice provost for academic diversity)

2014
Individual: Ernesto Chavez, Univ. of Texas, El Paso
Institutional: North Carolina Central Univ., Dept. of History (Jim C. Harper II, chair)

2013
Individual: David Jackson, Jr., Florida A&M Univ.
Institutional: Univ. of California, Irvine, ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity

2012
Individual: Herman Bennett, Graduate Center, CUNY
Institutional: Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Dept. of Afro-American Studies

2011
Individual: Andres Tijerina, Austin Comm. Coll.
Institutional: Univ. of Arizona, Dept. of History

2010
Individual: George Sanchez, Univ. of Southern California
Institutional: Baruch Coll., CUNY, Dept. of History