Sharon Luk wins a book prize from ASA

Annual Awards Ceremony / American Studies Association

October 23, 2018—“The American Studies Association has awarded the 2018 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize to Sharon LukThe Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity (University of California Press). 

“According to the committee, ‘a theoretically sharp, elegantly written, and deeply moving work of scholarship, The Life of Paper examines how unspectacular acts of letter-writing by incarcerated subjects document and maneuver through the infrastructural scaffolding of citizenship, security, the nation-state, and global capitalism.’”

Sharon Luk is a CSWS faculty affiliate and an assistant professor in the UO Department of Ethnic Studies.