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.
2016 Equity Awards
Individual Award: Albert Camarillo, Stanford Univ.
The Committee on Minority Historians is pleased to confer the 2016 Equity Award to Albert Camarillo, professor of history at Stanford University. Professor Camarillo’s contribution to the fields of Mexican American history is unparalleled. He has authored seven influential books and dozens of articles. His more than 40-year commitment to mentorship has resulted in multiple generations of scholars of color whose scholarship and leadership have influenced numerous fields of study and the profession as a whole.
Institutional Award: Department of History, University of Texas at El Paso
The Committee on Minority Historians is pleased to award the Department of History at the University of Texas at El Paso its 2016 Institutional Equity Award. Since its inception in 1997, the department’s PhD program has been a national leader in its commitment to training and graduating students of color. Its programmatic focus on recruitment, mentoring, professional development, and job placement has resulted in 17 minority PhD recipients since 1999 and alumni who are teaching and publishing at colleges and universities across the globe.