The Straight State awarded Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize

Congratulations to Margot Canaday, whose book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America, has won the 2010 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize!

This award, given by the American Studies Association (ASA), honors the best-published first book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality, and/or nation. According to the ASA website, it is named after Lora Romero, a “valued and long-active member of the American Studies Association, former Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and author of Home Fronts: Nineteenth Century Domesticity and Its Critics.”

The prize consists of a lifetime membership in the ASA, and will be awarded at a ceremony during the ASA convention in November, 2010.