LASA extends the deadline to search for its next President and Executive Council members. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Congratulations to the authors of the winning books LASA2022

March 14, 2022

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2022 book awardees, which will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Gerardo Otero, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XL International Congress LASA2022 “Polarización socioambiental y rivalidad entre grandes potencias” May 5-8, 2022.

Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award

Christy Thornton
Johns Hopkins University
Revolution in Development Mexico and the Governance of the Global Economy (University of California Press, 2021)

Honorable Mention

Katrina Burgess
Tufts University 
Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States (Oxford 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

Corinna Zeltsman
Georgia Southern University 
Ink Under the Fingernails: Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (University of California Press, 2021)

Honorable Mention

Paul Gillingham
Northwestern University
Unrevolutionary Mexico: The Birth of a Strange Dictatorship (Yale University Press, 2021)

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

Bret Gustafson
Washington University at St. Louis
Bolivia in the Age of Gas (Duke University Press, 2020)

Honorable Mention

Thea Riofrancos
Providence College 
Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador (Duke University Press, 2020)

Frederico Freitas
North Carolina State University
Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Kristin A. Wintersteen
Independent Scholar
The Fishmeal Revolution: The Industrialization of the Humboldt Current Ecosystem (University of California Press, 2021)

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

Annette Idler
University of Oxford 
Fronteras Rojas: Una Mirada al Conflicto y el Crimen desde los Márgenes de Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela (Penguin Random House, 2021)

Honorable Mention

Pascha Bueno-Hansen
University of Delaware
Derechos Feministas y Humanos en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2020)

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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