Lecturer Iris D. Ruiz, Ph.D., won Honorable Mention in the 2018 Outstanding Book Awards given by the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s (CCCC).
Ruiz’s award is in the Monograph category for her book “Reclaiming Composition for Chicano/as and Other Ethnic Minorities: A Critical History and Pedagogy.” The CCCC is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English.
This award honors books within the field of composition and rhetoric. Single and multiple authored books, as well as edited volumes, are evaluated for scholarship and research in the areas of pedagogy, practice, history and theory that have informed the work of past award recipients.
Ruiz is a lecturer with continuing appointment in the Karen Merritt Writing Program, the faculty coordinator of the UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal and the co-chair of the CCCC Latinx Caucus.
Her award was announced March 16 during the 2018 CCCC Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO.