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Congratulations to the authors of the winning books LASA2023

March 6, 2023

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2023 book awardees, which will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Margarita López Maya, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XLI International Congress LASA2023 “América Latina y el Caribe: Pensar, Representar y Luchar por los Derechos” May 24-27, 2023.

Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award

Stephen B. Kaplan
George Washington University 
Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Honorable Mention

Roberto Saba
Wesleyan University
American Mirror: The United States and Brazil in the Age of Emancipation (Princeton University Press, 2021)

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

Silvia Marina Arrom
Brandeis University 
La Güera Rodríguez: The Life and Legends of a Mexican Independence Heroine (University of California Press, 2021)

Honorable Mention

Richard M. Conway
Montclair State University
Islands in the Lake: Environment and Ethnohistory in Xochimilco, New Spain (Cambridge University  Press, 2021)

Danielle Terrazas Williams
University of Leeds 
The Capital of Free Women: Race, Legitimacy and Liberty in Colonial Mexico (Yale University Press, 2022)

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

Sabine F. Cadeau
University of Cambridge 
More than a Massacre: Racial Violence and Citizenship in the Haitian–Dominican Borderlands (Cambridge University  Press, 2022)

Honorable Mention

Francesca Lessa
University of Oxford 
The Condor Trials: Transnational Repression and Human Rights in South America (Yale University Press, 2022)

Eduardo Moncada
Columbia University 
Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2022)

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

Sophie Esch
Rice University
Letra y metralla: cultura y política durante los periodos de conflictos armados en México y Centroamérica (1910-2020) (Bonilla Artiga Editores, 2022)

Honorable Mention

Fermín A. Rodríguez
Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) 
Señales de vida: Literatura y neoliberalismo (EDUVIM - Editorial Universitaria Villa María, 2022)

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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