Congratulations to the LASA2021 Kalman Silvert Awardee: Sueli Carneiro

February 8, 2021

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2021 Kalman Silvert Awardee: Sueli Carneiro, distinguished academic, founder and director of Geledés Instituto da Mulher Negra.

Dr. Carneiro receives this award for her vast academic production focused on race and gender relations in Brazilian Society, among them the development of the notion of "black feminism", as well as her outstanding commitment in the field of educational policies.

Sueli Carneiro will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Gioconda Herrera, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XXXIX International Congress LASA2021 “Crisis global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida”, May 26–29, 2021.

The Kalman H. Silvert Award was created in 1982 to honor the first president of the Latin American Studies Association and a leading figure in Latin American studies during his lifetime. It recognizes senior members of the profession who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America. The award is given at each LASA International Congress.

Kalman Silvert Award

About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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