Award to Mike Cepek for recent book on the Cofán (1.22.19)

Life in OilMike Cepek’s book Life in Oil recognized in the 2019 PROSE awards

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