History Professor Kornel Chang a Finalist for the John Hope Franklin Prize

The American Studies Association has named Rutgers-Newark History Professor Kornel Chang's Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands a finalist for the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize. The annual award honors the previous year's best-published book in American Studies.

The ASA received more than 150 submissions for the prize. After long deliberations, it narrowed that list down to a single prize winner and a pair of runners-up.

Runners-Up:
Kornel S. Chang, Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands (California)

Mabel O. Wilson, Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums (California)

The final selection for the John Hope Franklin Prize was: Lisa Marie Cacho, Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (NYU).

The Franklin Prize will be awarded at a reception at this year's ASA annual meeting in Washington D.C. (Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 7-8pm, at the Washington Hilton).