Carlos Alonso Nugent Wins Annette Kolodny Prize

November 28, 2023

Carlos Alonso Nugent was awarded the 2022 Annette Kolodny Prize for his paper “Mescalero Apache Imagined Environments across the US-Mexico Borderlands.” 

The Annette Kolodny Prize, given by the Environmental Justice Caucus, is awarded to the best environmentally-themed paper presented at the annual American Studies Association Meeting.

Professor Nugent's paper excavates the work of the Binational Boundary Commission, created after the U.S.-Mexico War of 1846-1848. This commission of explorers and engineers created a wide array of borderland media: charts, sketches, fieldnotes, maps, formal reports, and—significantly—representations of Mescalero Apache and Chihene Apache art that reveal alternative ways of dwelling in and representing the desert.