The LASA2023 call for papers is open. Deadline: September 8, 2022.

Congratulations to the authors of the winning books LASA2021

February 25, 2021

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2021 book awardees, which 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.

Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award

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

Honorable Mention

Carol Wise
University of Southern California
Dragonomics: How Latin America is Maximizing (or Missing Out) on China’s International Development Strategy (Yale University Press, 2020)

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

Pablo Yankelevich
El Colegio de México
Los otros: raza, normas y corrupción en la gestión de la extranjería en México, 1900-1950 (Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert / Bonilla Artiga Editores, 2020)

Theodore Cohen
Lindenwood University
Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

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

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

Honorable Mention

Paulo Drinot
University College London
The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s-1950s (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Kristina M. Lyons
University of Pennsylvania
Vital Decomposition: Soil Practitioners and Life Politics (Duke University Press, 2020)

Kevin Lewis O’Neill
University of Toronto
Hunted: Predation and Pentecostalism in Guatemala (University of Chicago Press, 2019)

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

Manuel Góngora Mera
Lateinamerika-Institut / Freie Universität Berlin

Rocío Vera Santos
Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin

Sérgio Costa
Freie Universität Berlin

Entre el Atlántico y el Pacífico Negro: afrodescendencia y regímenes de desigualdad en Sudamérica (Iberoamericana Editorial Vervuert, 2019)

Honorable Mention

María Mercedes Eguiguren
Universidad Central del Ecuador
Movilidades y poder en el sur del Ecuador, 1950-1990 (Editorial FLACSO Ecuador, 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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