Vicki L. Ruiz Award

The Vicki Ruiz Award recognizes the best article on race in the North American West. The Vicki L. Ruiz Award was funded by the WHA membership along with a generous contribution from the Latinx Studies Program and the Department of History at Penn State University.

Any WHA member, publisher, or author of a peer-reviewed article, may nominate work that was published in 2017. A copy of the journal, an offprint, or a photocopy must be submitted to each member of the Award Committee listed below.

Award Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018

The award recipient and editor/publisher will be notified by September 15.

2018 Vicki L. Ruiz Award Committee

Kelly Lytle Hernández
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of History, UCLA
6265 Bunche Hall, MC 1473
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Traci Brynne Voyles
Loyola Marymount University
5744 E. Creekside Ave Unit 14
Orange, CA 92869

Mary E. Mendoza
Penn State University

Over the past several decades, Vicki Ruiz has made tremendous contributions to the field of Western History. This year, the Western History Association has created an  award for the best article on race in the North American West to honor her work. Please donate to this fund to get this endowment off the ground.

Past Recipients


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