Professor Marla Ramirez Won the Oral History Association’s Article Award

Marla A. Ramírez headshotProfessor Marla Ramirez won the Oral History Association’s Article Award for her essay titled, “Gendered banishment: Rewriting Mexican repatriation through a transgenerational oral history methodology.” This award was created to recognize an article or essay that uses oral history to “make a significant contribution to contemporary scholarship; significantly advances understanding of important theoretical issues in oral history; and/or is an outstanding example of sound oral history methodology.”

The article examines “transgenerational perspectives of banished Mexican American women.” Professor Ramirez’s article is a part of a special issue of the Latino Studies journal, which features serval contributions from UW-Madison researchers.

The committee shared that “with a disciplined approach and a deep sense of humanity, Ramírez’s powerful article demonstrates the value in adopting this approach.”

The award ceremony will take place at the Oral History Association’s annual meeting in October happening in Baltimore, MD.