1.22.19 LIFE IN OIL: Congratulations to Mike Cepek, finalist in 2019 PROSE Awards for recent book on the Cofán

Life in Oil
1.22.2019 Congratulations to Mike Cepek for being recognized in the 2019 PROSE awards for Life in Oil: Cofán Survival in the Petroleum Fields of Amazonia (University of Texas Press)

SALSA extends warm congratulations to long-time member Mike Cepek, whose book on the Cofán people was selected as a finalist of the 2019 PROSE Awards, honoring scholarly works published in 2018. Revealing how the key fuel of the global era affects the communities where petroleum is extracted, this beautifully written ethnography describes how the Cofán are surviving at the center of the Ecuadorian oil industry.
The Association of American Publishers’ Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (#PROSEAwards), recognizes books, journals, and digital products of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study in a given year.     
–Janet Chernela