University of Houston Professor Wins Book Award

Monica Perales, an associate professor of history at the University of Houston, has been selected to receive the Kenneth Jackson Award for the Best Book on North American Urban History from the Urban History Association. Professor Perales was honored for her book, Smeltertown: Making and Remembering a Southwest Border Community. The book is about Mexican and Mexican American workers living near the American Smelting and Refining Company plant in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Perales holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned a Ph.D. in history at Stanford University.

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