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Honors and Awards

  • Jonathan Marshall Award for Innovative Teaching in Journalism and Communication by the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, 2012
  • California Council for the Humanities “California Voices” radio production grant for “The Calexico Project,” 2008
  • Koerber Foundation (Hamburg) Transatlantic Idea prize in the foundation’s “Transitions in Life” competition for the book Mission Rejected, 2006
  • Gustavas Myers Book Awards honorable mention from the Gustavas Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights at Simmons College, Boston, for the book Wetback Nation, 2005
  • RIAS Berlin Commission/ Radio Television News Directors Foundation German/American Production Grant for the TV documentary: “Exodus to Berlin,” 2000, winner of the David Wolper Best Documentary Prize from the Wine Country Film Festival in California, 2001
  • National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Award for the book Made in Mexico, also cited on the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2001 list, compiled by a joint committee of the Children’s Book Council and the National Council for the Social Studies, 2001
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