Ruben Rosario Rodriguez, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Theological Studies, is one of the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards recipients for his book Racism and God-Talk: A Latino/a Perspective.
The Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards, co-sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education, gives four awards every year of $1,000 for books published in a three-year cycle. The award rotates through professional studies, humanities and the natural sciences.
This year's competition attracted 98 high-quality entries from 20 Jesuit colleges and universities. Alpha Sigma Nu will place copies of all books entered in the libraries of Jesuit institutions of higher education.
The other three winners of the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards for scholarly books published in the category of the humanities are:
Robert Mayer, Ph.D., professor of political science at Loyola University in Chicago, for his book Quick Cash: The Story of the Loan Shark.
Paul Moser, Ph.D., professor and chairperson for the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago, for his book The Elusive God: Reorienting Religious Epistemology.
Alan Richardson, Ph.D., professor of English at Boston College, for his book The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts.