Nominations NOW Open for THE 2024 TACHE Outstanding Book AWARD 

TACHE, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, is proud to formally announce a call for nominations for its Outstanding Book Award for 2024 (2 categories). Nominations should be a single-authored or multi-authored collection of original non-fiction and fiction work, including scholarly monographs, anthologies, collection of stories or poems, published in 2022 or 2023. All disciplines are welcomed. Unfortunately, re-editions will not be considered. 

Our first category includes nominations from authors of scholarly original research focused on Chicanx/Latinx in Higher Education or Chicanx/Latinx Studies (i.e. works of non-fiction original research such as topics pertaining to Chicano Studies, Southwest Borderlands, Latinx history, research on Hispanic Serving Institutions, history of Hispanic students in Higher Education, research on Teaching and Learning for Latinx students,  etc). Our second category includes works of fiction and literary works, such as creative works, including but not limited to, collections of poetry and novels, etc. Eligible authors of nominated works must be a current member of TACHE at the time of application. This year’s winners will be recognized at the annual TACHE state conference, which will be held in San Antonio, Tx, February 21-24, 2024. Awardees do not need to be present at the conference, but we would love to honor you at the conference awards banquet. 

Those interested in being considered should complete an online form. The deadline to submit nominations is November 30, 2023. Copies of books must be received no later than December 30, 2023 to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Nominees must include a 100-200 word abstract of work and include why this work contributes to Chicanx in Higher Education or Chicanx Studies. Author must email a brief 2-3 page resume/CV as part of the submission. 

For questions contact: Dr. Cassie Rincones at or Dr. Gaby Silvestre  

Past Winner:

2022 TACHE Outstanding Book Award Winner, Felipe Hinojosa, Apostles of Change: Latino Radical Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight the Save the Barrio, UT Press, 2021.