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Raquel Chang-Rodríguez wins prestigious Imbert Prize

Professor Raquel Chang-Rodriguez receiving the Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize
Distinguished Professor Raquel Chang-Rodriguez receiving the Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize.

Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Distinguished Professor of Hispanic literature and culture at The City College of New York, is the recipient of the Enrique Anderson Imbert Prize from the North American Academy of the Spanish Language. This distinction recognizes the achievements and scholarship of individuals who have contributed to the understanding, appreciation and promotion of Hispanic culture in the United States, especially in the fields of language and literature.

“This  award holds a particular significance because of the prestige of the institution conferring it and because I personally knew Enrique Anderson Imbert, the Harvard professor whose name the prize carries,” said Chang-Rodríguez.

A specialist in Colonial Literary Studies with emphasis on the Andean area and Mexico, Chang-Rodríguez has authored, edited and co-edited more than twenty books treating the chronicles of the early contact period and native historians, as well as colonial drama and poetry.

Her most recent book is “Cartografía garcilasista” (Universidad de Alicante, 2013). In 2017, The University of New Mexico Press published her translation and edition (with Nancy Vogeley) of Luis Jerónimo de Oré’s 17th century “Account of the Martyrs in the Provinces of La Florida.”

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