Congratulations to the LASA2024 Awardees

February 29, 2024

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2024 awardees, which will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Jo-Marie Burt, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XLII International Congress LASA2024 “Reacción y resistencia: Imaginar futuros posibles en las Américas” June 12-15, 2024.

Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship

Oscar Oszlak
CEDES (Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad)

The Guillermo O’Donnell Democracy Award and Lectureship honors the distinguished career and pioneering intellectual leadership of the late Guillermo O’Donnell. This annual, Association-wide award and lectureship recognizes either outstanding scholarship in the field of democracy studies or particularly meritorious public service that promotes democracy and democratic values in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Dissertation Award

Maria Adelaida Ceballos-Bedoya
McGill University
Dissertation: Women's place(s): a socio-legal analysis of gender inequalities in the Colombian judiciary

The Martin Diskin Dissertation Award is made possible through the generosity of Oxfam America, LASA, and LASA members. This award is offered at each LASA International Congress to an outstanding junior scholar who embodies Professor Diskin’s commitment to the creative combination of activism and scholarship.

LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship

Rita Segato
Universidad de Brasilia

Victor Manuel Negrete Barrera
Investigador Social Independiente

The Memorial Lectureship award is given to an outstanding individual who embodies Professor Martin Diskin’s commitment to the combination of activism and scholarship. Dr. Martin Diskin was a vital member of the Latin American Studies Association and of Oxfam America. His passion towards the human rights movement and his guidance over grantmaking in Latin America proved to be invaluable.

Charles A. Hale Fellowship for Mexican History

Ana Sofía Rodríguez Everaert
El Colegio de México
Dissertation: Las disputas por la agenda de los derechos humanos en México (1973-2000)

Honorable Mention

Mayra Jocelin Martínez Martínez
Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Dissertation: Salutación al Brasil: Alfonso Reyes y la red de intelectuales brasileños a la luz de la diplomacia cultural

Misael Armando Martínez Ranero
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Dissertation: Entre porros y revolucionarios: las Casas de Estudiantes de Provincia como escenarios de disputa sociopolítica en México, 1974-1980

This fellowship will reward excellence in historical research on Mexico at the dissertation level. It will be awarded at each LASA International Congress to a Mexican graduate student in the final phase of his or her doctoral research in Mexican history, broadly defined. 

LASA Media Award

Paola Margot Ugaz Cruz
ABC de España y Nativa TV de Perú

The LASA Media Award is given every year to recognize long-term journalistic contributions to analysis and public debate about Latin America in the United States or Latin America, as well as for breakthrough journalism.

LARR-University of Florida Article Award

Jelke Boesten
King's College London

Lurgio Gavilán
Universidad Nacional de San Cristóbal de Huamanga 
Article: Military Intimacies: Peruvian Veterans and Narratives about Sex and Violence

Honorable Mention

Rebecca Bell-Martin
Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Jerome F. Marston, Jr.
Brown University
Article: Staying Power: Strategies for Weathering Criminal Violence in Marginal Neighborhoods of Medellín and Monterrey

The LARR-University of Florida Article Award is presented at each LASA International Congress to the best research article published by the Latin American Research Review (LARR) during the past calendar year. The award covers articles published by LARR in all disciplines and in any language. 

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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