2020 Section Awards

Best Article in Humanities - Melhor Artigo em Ciências Humanas (Antonio Candido Prize)
Presented by the Brazil section

Winner

Mari Rodríguez Binnie
Williams College
“Dissident Bodies: Materialising Xerographic Experimentation in São Paulo 1970-1985.” Third Text 33.6: (2019): 745-760

Honorable Mention

Pedro Rabelo Erber
Cornell University
“Beautiful Money; or, What Can Contemporary Art Teach Us About the Neoliberal Economy?” Revista Hispánica Moderna 72.2 (2019): 149-159

Best Article in Social Sciences - Melhor Artigo em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda prize)
Presented by the Brazil section

Winner

Graziella Morães Silva; Luciana Souza Leão and Bárbara Grillo
The Graduate Institute Geneva; University of Michigan, LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow) and PPGSA/UFRJ; The City University of New York
“Seeing Whites: Views of Black Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 43.4 (2019): 632-651

Honorable Mention

Stefanie Israel de Souza
Tulane University, CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
“Pacification of Rio's Favelas and the ‘Pacification of the Pacification Police’: The Role of Coordinating Brokerage in Police Reform.” Sociological Forum 34.2 (June 2019): 458-482

Best Book in the Humanities - Melhor Livro em Humanidades (Antonio Candido Prize)
Presented by the Brazil section

Winner

Gustavo PT Furtado
Duke University
Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil: Cinematic Archives of the Present (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Honorable Mention

Jessica Graham
UC San Diego
Shifting the Meaning of Democracy: Race, Politics, and Culture in the United States and Brazil (University of California Press, 2019)

Honorable Mention

Jacob Blanc
University of Edinburgh
Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil (Duke University Press, 2019)

Best Book Prize in Social Sciences - Melhor Livro em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Prize)
Presented by the Brazil section

Winner

Rebecca Tarlau
Pennsylvania State University
Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Honorable Mention

Christopher Gibson
Simon Fraser University
Movement-Driven Development: The Politics of Health and Democracy in Brazil (Stanford University Press, 2019)

Best Dissertation in Humanities – Melhor Tese em Humanidades (Antonio Candido Prize)
Presented by the Brazil section

Winner

Lúcia Klück Stumpf
Universidade de São Paulo
Fragmentos de guerra: Imagens e visualidades da guerra contra o Paraguai (1865-1881). Ph.D., Antropologia Social

Honorable Mention

Daniel Mandur Thomaz
Ph.D., St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford
A Brazilian at the BBC War-Front: Entertainment, Propaganda and Modernism in Antônio Callado’s Radio Dramas for the Latin American Service (1941-1947). Ph.D. in Modern Languages.

Honorable Mention

Eyal Weinberg
University of Texas at Austin
Tending to the Body Politic: Doctors, Military Repression, and Transitional Justice in Brazil (1961-1988). Ph.D. in History

Best Dissertation in Social Sciences – Melhor Tese em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda prize)
Presented by the Brazil section

Winner

Lorena Féres da Silva Telles
Ph.D., Universidade de São Paulo
Teresa Benguela e Felipa Crioula estavam grávidas: maternidade e escravidão no Rio de Janeiro (século XIX).Ph.D, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH)

Maureen Ahern Doctoral Dissertation Award in Colonial Latin American Studies
Presented by the Colonial section

Winner

Ximena Alexandra Sofia Gomez Carlin
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nuestra Señora: Confraternal Art and Identity in Early Colonial Lima

Honorable Mention

Santiago Muñoz Arbeláez
Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá)
The New Kingdom of Granada: The Making and Unmaking of Spain’s Atlantic Empire, 1530-1620

Premio por la obra de Vida
Presented by the Cuba section

Winner

Carmen Diana Deere
University of Florida, Gainseville
Premio a la Excelencia Académica en los Estudios sobre Cuba

Best Article or Edited Volume Chapter by Section Member
Presented by the Defense, Public Security & Democracy section

Winner

Luis Leandro Schenoni
University of Notre Dame
“Was the Malvinas/Falklands a Diversionary War? A Prospect-Theory Reinterpretatiojn of Aergentina’s Decline” (with Sean Braniff & Jorge Battaglino), Published in 2019.

Best Paper Presented at LASA by Junior Scholar Section Member
Presented by the Defense, Public Security & Democracy section

Winner

Lindsay Mayka
Colby College
“The Power of Human Rights Frames in Urban Security: Lessons from Bogotá” at LASA 2019

Alfred Stepan Lifetime Achievement Award in Defense, Public Security and Democracy
Presented by the Defense, Public Security & Democracy section

Winner

José Manuel Ugarte
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Lifetime Achievement Award

Best Article Award
Presented by the Economics and Politics section

Winners

Sara Niedzwiecki and Santiago Anria
University of California, Santa Cruz and Dickinson College
Participatory Social Policies: Diverging Patterns in Brazil and Bolivia

Honorable Mention

Pedro Mendes Loureiro
University of Cambridge
Social Structure and Distributive Policies Under the PT Governments: A Poverty-Reducing Variety of Neoliberalism

Premio al mejor ensayo académico por un estudiante de posgrado.
Presented by the Ecuadorian Studies section

Winner

Estefania Aguayo
Flacso Ecuador
Itinerarios de cáncer de mama: relaciones de género en el ámbito biomédico

Honorable Mention

Andrea Bravo Díaz
University College London
Waorani Living Well: An ethnographic study of wellbeing and its challenges along oil roads

Mejor Ensayo: Categoria General
Presented by the Film Studies section

Winner

Andrew C. Rajca
University of South Carolina
"Urban Imaginaries, Spatial Practices, and Cinematic Aesthetics in Sérgio Bianchi's Os inquilinos

Winner

Niall Geraghty
University College London
Sonorous memory in Jonathan Perel¹s El predio (2010) and Los murales (2011)

Premio del mejor ensayo (categoria estudiante de posgrado)
Presented by the Film Studies section

Winner

Luciana Caresani
Universidad de Buenos Aires
2018- Representación y memoria en las imágenes de archivo del cine argentino sobre la guerra de Malvinas². En Tompkins, C., Smiraglia, R., Christofoletti Barrenha, N., Cuarterolo A. y Flores, S. (comp.). Diez miradas sobre el cine y audiovisual: volumen aniversario de la revista Imagofagia. Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Colección Saberes. Editorial de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, pp. 273-299.

Premio del Investigador/a  Joven
Presented by the Film Studies section

Winner

Juan Llamas Rodríguez
University of Texas at Dallas
Assistant Professor, Critical Media Studies School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Premio Elsa Chaney
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies section

Winner

Annie Wilkinson
University of California, Irvine
The Death Threat of Gender: Security Culture and Transnational Pro-Family Activism in Mexico

Premio Helen Safa
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies section

Winner

Carolina Arango-Vargas
Drew University
When Sisterhood is at Stake: The Case of a Colombian Feminist NGO in Times of Global Neoliberalism

Article Prize
Presented by the Haiti and Dominican Republic section

Winner

Anne Eller
Yale University
“Raining Blood: Spiritual Power, Gendered Violence and Anticolonial Lives in the Nineteenth-Century Dominican Borderlands” Hispanic American Historical Review

Honorable Mention

Maria Cecilia Ulrickson
Catholic University of America
“Cultivators, Domestics, and Slaves: Slavery in Santo Domingo Under Louverture and Napoleon, 1801-1803,” The Americas

Guy Alexandre Paper Prize
Presented by the Haiti and Dominican Republic section

Winner

Nancy Kang
University of Manitoba
Ciguapismo: Rhina P. Espaillat's Feminist Hermeneutics of Loss

Honorable Mention

Julie Sellers
Benedictine College
From Radio Guarachita to El Tieto eShow

Isis Duarte Book Prize
Presented by the Haiti and Dominican Republic section

Winner

Jeffrey S. Kahn
University of California, Davis
Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire

Honorable Mention

Brandon R. Byrd
Vanderbilt University
The Black Republic: African Americans and the Fate of Haiti

Mejor libro en Historia Reciente y Memoria
Presented by the Historia Reciente y Memoria section

Winner

Aldo Marchesi
Universidad de la República
Latin America’s Radical Left. Rebellion and Cold War in the Global 1960s

Honorable Mention

Alison Bruey
University of North Florida
Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet's Chile

Honorable Mention

Cynthia Milton
Université de Montréal
Conflicted Memory Military Cultural Interventions and the Human Rights Era in Peru

Artículo en ciencias sociales
Presented by the Mexico section

Winner

Helga Baitenmann
University of London
"Zapata's Justice: Land and Water Conflict Resolution in Revolutionary Mexico (1914-16)." Journal of Latin American Studies 51(4): 801-28

Honorable Mention

Brian Palmer-Rubin
Marquette University
"Evading the Patronage Trap: Organizational Capacity and Demand Making in Mexico." Comparative Political Studies 52(13-14): 2097-2134

Artículo en humanidades
Presented by the Mexico section

Winner

Sara Potter
University of Texas at El Paso
"Of Monsters and Malinches: Signifying Violence in Edgar Cléments Operación Bolívar and Tony Sandoval's El cadáver y el sofá." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 51(1): 143-63

Honorable Mention

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández
Emory University
"Partido Liberal Mexicano: Intimate Betrayals: Enrique Flores Magón, Paula Carmona, and the Gendered History of Denunciation." Southern California Quarterly 101(2): 127-62

Honorable Mention

Jorge Quintana Navarrete
Darmouth University
"Biopolítica y vida inorgánica: la plasmogenia de Alfonso Herrera." Revista Hispánica Moderna 72(1): 79-95

Libro en ciencias sociales
Presented by the Mexico section

Winner

Natalia de Marinis
Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)
Desplazadas por la guerra. Estado, género y violencia en la región triqui, CIESAS

Libro en humanidades
Presented by the Mexico section

Winner

Laura J. Torres-Rodríguez
New York University
Orientaciones transpacíicas: La modernidad mexicana y el espectro de Asia, University of North Carolina Press

Honorable Mention

Paul M. Worley y Rita M. Palacios
Western Carolina University and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Unwriting Maya Literature: Ts'íib as Recorded Knowledge, University of Arizona Press

Honorable Mention

Emily Hind
University of Florida
Dude Lit: Mexican Men Writing and Performing Competence, 1955-2012, University of Arizona Press

Tesis doctoral
Presented by the Mexico section

Winner

Jessica Wax-Edwards
University of London
Power, Violence, and Representation: The Visual Legacy of Felipe Calderón's Presidencty

Honorable Mention

Bruno Ríos Martínez de Castro
University of Houston
Escribir sobre la ruina. Operaciones políticas de la poesía mexicana contemporánea, 1985-2015

Honorable Mention

Saúl Espino Armendáriz
El Colegio de México
Feminismo católico en México: la historia del CIDHAL y sus redes transnacionales (c 1960-1990)

Honorable Mention

Rachel Grace Newman
Columbia University
Transnational Ambitions: Student Migrants and the Making of a National Future int Twentieth-Century Mexico

2019 Best Political Institutions Paper
Presented by the Political Institutions section

Winner

Luis L. Schenoni
University of Notre Dame
Bringing War Back In: Victory and State Formation in Latin America

Blanca G. Silvestrini Prize for Outstanding Article in Puerto Rican Studies
Presented by the Puerto Rico section

Winner

Maritza Stanchich and Hilda Lloréns
University of Puerto Rico/Río Piedras and University of Rhode Island
Water is life, but the colony is a necropolis: Environmental terrains of struggle in Puerto Rico,” Cultural Dynamics vol. 31, no. 1-2 (2019): 81-101.

Carlos Monsiváis Prize in the Social Sciences
Presented by the Sexualities Studies Section

Winners

Hillary Hiner and Juan Carlos Garrido
Universidad de Chile
"Antitrans State Terrorism: Trans and Travesti Women, Human Rights, and Recent History in Chile," TSQ vol. 6, no. 2 (2019): 194-209

Honorable Mention

Sayak Valencia and Alejandra León Olvera
Colegio de la Frontera Norte
“De profesión, femeninas: género, prostética y estéticas como trabajo contemporáneo,” Cuadernos De Literatura vol. 23, no. 46 (2019): 24-46

Sylvia Molloy Prize in the Humanities
Presented by the Sexualities Studies Section

Winner

Carl Fischer
Fordham University
"Ese sexo que no es 10001 1001: Sobre la visibilidad digital/chilena/trans*", Comunicación y Medios no. 39 (2019): 110-122

Best Paper Award
Presented by the Subnational Politics and Society section

Winner

Lindsay Mayka
Colby College
The Power of Human Rights Frames in Urban Security: Lessons from Bogotá

Premio al Mejor Artículo de Ciencias Sociales
Presented by the Venezuelan Studies section

Winner

Víctor Mijares
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Soft balancing the titans: Venezuelan foreign-policy strategy toward the US, China, and Russia

Premio al Mejor Artículo de Humanidades sobre Venezuela
Presented by the Venezuelan Studies section

Winner

Giovanna Montenegro
Binghamton University
“The Welser Phantom”: Apparitions of the Welser Venezuela Colony in Nineteenth and Twentieth -century German Cultural Memory.” Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World.11.2 (2018): 21-53.

Winner

Irina Troconis
Cornell University
"RAW: The Flesh of the Past"

Best Book in Latin American Visual Culture Studies
Presented by the Visual Culture Studies section

Winner

Jennifer Jolly
Ithaca College
Creating Pátzcuaro, Creating Mexico: Art, Tourism, and Nation Building Under Lázaro Cárdenas. First ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018

Best Essay in Latin American Visual Culture Studies
Presented by the Visual Culture Studies section

Winner

Sara Garzón
Cornell University
"Manuel Amaru Cholango: Decolonizing Technologies and the Construction of Indigenous Futures." Arts 8, no. 4: 163. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8040163

Honorable Mention

Lesley A. Wolff
Texas Tech University
“From Raw to Refined: Edouard Duval-Carrié’s Sugar Conventions (2013),” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 12, no. 3 (2019): 355-374.