Midwest Book Awards have been awarded to
Jill Doerfler and Cheryl L. Neely.
Jill Doerfler is Gold Medal winner–History for Those Who Belong: Identity, Family, Blood, and Citizenship among the White Earth Anishinaabeg. Doerfler (White Earth Anishinaabe) is Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota–Duluth.
Cheryl L. Neely is Gold Medal winner-Social Science/Political Science/Culture: You’re Dead—So What? Media, Police, and the Invisibility of Black Women as Victims of Homicide]. Neely is Professor of Sociology at Oakland Community College where she teaches courses in Sociology and Criminology.
The 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards competition honors excellence in books published during the 2015 calendar year, recognizing creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and the book’s unique contribution to its subject area. Winners include self-publishers to small presses to major university presses. Midwest Book Awards honor the publishers in the 12-state Midwest publishing community who are producing quality work and help them succeed in today’s competitive publishing industry. The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) has sponsored the book awards since 1990.