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Charles A. Hale Fellowship for Mexican History

About the Fellowship

This fellowship will reward excellence in historical research on Mexico at the dissertation level. It will be awarded at each LASA International Congress to a Mexican graduate student in the final phase of his or her doctoral research in Mexican history, broadly defined. Selection will be based on scholarly merit, and on the candidate’s potential contribution to the advancement of humanist understanding between Mexico and its global neighbors.

Charles A Hale was a distinguished scholar, known for his research on the intellectual history of Mexican liberalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Throughout his career, he earned the title of historian of political thought, specializing in Mexican History. His two most significant books are "Mexican Liberalism in the Age of Mora, 1821-1853" (1968), winner of Mexico's Fray Bernardino de Sahagn Prize, and "The Transformation of Liberalism in Late Nineteenth Century Mexico" (1989), winner of the Bolton Prize. These works earned him recognition in Mexico, culminating with the Order of the Águila Azteca in 1993, the highest honor that the Mexican government bestows on foreigners for their contribution to Mexican society.

The Hale family, along with LASA, established a memorial scholarship for the advanced study of Mexican history. The award is based on scholarly merit and on potential contribution to the advancement of humanist understanding between Mexico and its global neighbors.

Call for nominations

This fellowship will reward excellence in historical research on Mexico at the dissertation level. It will be awarded at each LASA International Congress to a Mexican graduate student in the final phase of his or her doctoral research in Mexican history, broadly defined.

Selection will be based on scholarly merit and on the candidate’s potential contribution to the advancement of humanist understanding between Mexico and its global neighbors.

A qualified applicant must hold Mexican citizenship and be in the final phase of her/his doctoral program, that is, finished with coursework and exams but not yet granted the PhD. Applications must be accompanied by (1) verification by the dissertation committee chair of the student’s good standing in the doctoral program; (2) a one-page (single-spaced) statement that summarizes the dissertation project, in either English or Spanish; (3) a brief (two pages maximum) curriculum vitae.

To nominate a candidate, submit these materials no later than September 20, 2019, to the LASA Secretariat. The award will be announced at the LASA2020 Awards Ceremony, and the awardee will be publicly honored. The winner will present his/her research at a special panel during the Congress. LASA membership is not a requirement to receive the award.

The members of the 2020 Selection Committee are:

Christy Thorton (chair)
John Hopkins University

Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato Freer
El Colegio de México

Jaime Pensado
University of Notre Dame.

Fellowship history

2019


AWARDEE: Abraham Trejo Terreros (El Colegio de México)

2018


AWARDEE: Adela Cedillo (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

HONORABLE MENTION: Marco Antonio Perez Jimenez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

HONORABLE MENTION: Axel Solorzano de la Rosa (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia)

2017


AWARDEE: Abigail Campo Mares (UNAM)

2016


AWARDEE: Carlos Alberto Ortega Gonzalez (El Colegio de México)

2015


AWARDEE: Gema Santa Maria (New School for Social Research)

HONORABLE MENTION: Ana Maria Salazar Vázquez

2014


AWARDEE: Diana Irina Córdoba Ramírez (El Colegio de México)

2013


AWARDEE: Irving Reynoso (UNAM)

2012


AWARDEE: German Vergara (University of California, Berkeley)

2010


AWARDEE: Carlos Bravo Regidor (University of Chicago)