July 8, 2016
And the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize goes to...

Professor Charlene Villaseñor Black!  The department is pleased to announce that Professor Villaseñor Black has been named the winner of the 2016 Gold Shield Faculty Prize, awarded biennially to a mid-career faculty member who has displayed outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research and community service.  The recipient is selected annually by a committee of peers appointed by the Academic Senate and receives a $30,000 cash award to support their scholarly work, which her colleagues described as “…cross[ing] traditional geographical, chronological and disciplinary boundaries. Her position at UCLA, poised between Latin America and the Pacific Rim, has helped her establish an international reputation as a leading scholar of global networks in the early Iberian world.”

Read more about the Gold Shield Faculty Prize here, and a great news story about Professor Villaseñor Black here.