The pre-registration deadline of the LASA2020 Virtual Congress has been extended through April 2, 2020.

Congratulations to the authors of the winning books LASA2020

February 5, 2020

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2020 book awardees, which will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Mara Viveros-Vigoya, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XXXVIII International Congress LASA2020 “Améfrica Ladina: vinculando mundos y saberes, tejiendo esperanzas” in Guadalajara, México / May 13 ­– 16, 2020.

Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award

Katherine M. Marino
University of California, Los Angeles
Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (University of North Carolina Press, 2019)

The Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award is presented at each LASA International Congress to the author(s) of an outstanding book on Latin American foreign policies and international relations published in English, Spanish or Portuguese in any country.

Howard F. Cline Book Prize In Mexican History

Benjamin T. Smith
University of Warwick
The Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940-1976. Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street (University of North Carolina Press, 2018)

Honorable Mention

Martin A. Nesvig
University of Miami
Promiscuous Power: An Unorthodox History of New Spain (University of Texas Press, 2018)

The Howard F. Cline Book Prize in Mexican History is presented at each LASA International Congress to the author of an outstanding book of major importance to the development of the field of Mexican history, published in English or Spanish.

Bryce Wood Book Award

Elena A. Schneider
University of California, Berkeley
The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the University of North Carolina Press, 2018)

At each International Congress, the Latin American Studies Association presents the Bryce Wood Book Award to an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English.

Premio Iberoamericano Book Award

Ezequiel Adamovsky
Universidad de Buenos Aires
El gaucho indómito. De Martín Fierro a Perón, el emblema imposible de una nación desgarrada (Siglo XXI Editores, 2019)

The Premio Iberoamericano is presented at each of LASA’s International Congresses for the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in Spanish or Portuguese in any country.

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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