Nominations Invited for the 2020 Slate

2019 Section Awards

Best Article in Humanities - Melhor Artigo em Ciências Humanas (Antonio Candido Prize)
Presented by the Brazil Section

Winner

Isabel Gómez
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Anti-Surrealism? Augusto de Campos ‘Untranslates’ Spanish-American Poetry. Mutatis Mutandis, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 376–399.

Honorable Mention

César A. Braga-Pinto
Northwestern University
From Abolitionism to Blackface: The Vicissitudes of Uncle Tom in Brazil.” Uncle Tom’s Cabins: The Transnational History of America’s Most Mutable Book, edited by Tracy C. Davis and Stefka Mihaylova, U of Michigan P, 2018, pp. 225–257

Honorable Mention

Lena Oak Suk
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Only the Fragile Sex Admitted’: The Women’s Restaurant in 1920s São Paulo, Brazil. Journal of Social History, vol. 51, no. 3, Spring 2018, pp. 592–620.

Best Article in Social Sciences - Melhor Artigo em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda prize)
Presented by the Brazil Section

Winner

Charles H. Klein, Sean T. Mitchell and Benjamin Junge
Portland State University, Rutgers University, Newark and State University of New York-New Paltz
Naming Brazil’s Previously Poor: ‘New Middle Class’ as an Economic, Political, and Experiential Category.”Economic Anthropology, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 83–95.

Honorable Mention

Natália S. Bueno
Emory University
Bypassing the Enemy: Distributive Politics, Credit Claiming, and Nonstate Organizations in Brazil. Comparative Political Studies, vol. 51, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 304–340

Best Book in the Humanities - Melhor Livro em Humanidades (Antonio Candido Prize)
Presented by the Brazil Section

Winner

Ana Paulina Lee
Columbia University
Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory (Stanford University Press).

Honorable Mention

César Braga-Pinto
Northwestern University
A violência das letras: amizade e inimizade na literatura brasileira (1888-1940) (EdUERJ)

Honorable Mention

Maite Conde
University of Cambridge
Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil (University of California Press)

Best Book Prize in Social Sciences - Melhor Livro em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Prize)
Presented by the Brazil Section

Winner

Karina Biondi
Universidade Estadual do Maranhão
Proibido roubar na quebrada: Território, hierarquia e lei no PCC (Editora Terceiro Nome)

Honorable Mention

Anne G. Hanley
Northern Illinois University
The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822–1930
(University of Chicago Press)

Honorable Mention

Kathleen M. Millar
Simon Fraser University
Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio's Garbage Dump (Duke University Press)

Best Dissertation in Humanities – Melhor Tese em Humanidades (Antonio Candido Prize)
Presented by the Brazil Section

Winner

Thaís Waldman
Universidade de São Paulo
Entre batismos e degolas: (des)caminhos bandeirantes em São Paulo

Honorable Mention

Andrew Graham Britt
Northwestern University
“I’ll Samba Someplace Else”: Constructing Identity and Neighborhood in São Paulo

Best Dissertation in Social Sciences – Melhor Tese em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda prize)
Presented by the Brazil Section

Winner

Meryleen Mena
University of Colorado, Boulder
Women Detained: Justice and Institutional Violence in São Paulo’s Criminal Justice System

Honorable Mention

Juan Albarracín Dierolf
Universidad Icesi
Criminalized Electoral Politics. The Socio-Political Foundations of Electoral Coercion in Democratic Brazil

Honorable Mention

Pedro Mendes Loureiro
University of Cambridge
The Ebb and Flow of the Pink Tide: Reformist Development Strategies in Brazil and Argentina

Premio Michael Jiménez
Presented by the Colombia Section

Winner

Claudia Leal
Universidad de los Andes-Bogota
Landscapes of freedom: building a postemancipation society in the rainforests of western Colombia (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2018).

Honorable Mention

Max Hering Torres
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
1892, un año insignificante: orden policial y desorden social en la Bogotá de fin de siglo
(Bogotá: Crítica, 2018)

LASA Colonial Section Book Prize
Presented by the Colonial Section

Winner

Bianca Premo
Florida International University
The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire

2019 Alfred Stepan Lifetime Achievement Award in Defense, Public Security, and Democracy
Presented by the Defense, Public Security and Democracy Section

Winner

David Pion-Berlin
University of California, Riverside

Best Paper Presented at LASA 2018 by a Junior Scholar Section Member
Presented by the Defense, Public Security and Democracy Section

Winner

Eduardo Moncada
Barnard College, Columbia University
The Politics of Criminal Victimization: Pursuing and Resisting Power

Prize for Best Article
Presented by the Economics and Politics Section

Winner

Tasha Fairfield and Candelaria Garay
London School of Economics and Harvard University
Distribution under the Right in Latin America: Electoral Competition and Organised Actors in Policymaking, in Comparative Political Studies 20'17, vol. 50 (14) 1871- 1906

Honorable Mention

Claudia Kedar
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The International Monetary Fund and the Chilean Chicago Boys, 1973-7: Cold Ties between Warm Ideological Partners, in Journal of Contemporary History (0) 1 - 23

Premio Dolores Cacuango 2019 al mejor ensayo
Presented by the Ecuadorian Studies Section

Winner

Philipp Altmann
Universidad Central del Ecuador
Sumak Kawsay as an Element of Local Decolonization in Ecuador

Honorable Mention

Ernesto Capello
Macalester College
From imperial pyramids to anticolonial sundials: Commemorating and contesting French geodesy in Ecuador

Premio al Mejor Ensayo de un/a Estudiante Graduad@
Presented by the Film Studies Section

Winner

Nicolás Suárez
Universidad de Buenos Aires CONICET
Movimiento y proyección en el matadero del cine argentino: Martín Fierro (1923) de Alfredo Quesada

Premio de Investigador/a Joven
Presented by the Film Studies Section

Winner

Marie-Eve Monette
The University of Alabama
Trayectoria profesional como investigadora en el área de Cine Latinoamericano

Premio al Mejor Ensayo
Presented by the Film Studies Section

Winner

Irene Depetris Chauvin
Universidad de Buenos Aires CONICET
Mirar, escuchar, tocar. Políticas y poéticas de archivo en Tierra Sola (2017) de Tiziana Panizza

Elsa Chaney
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section

Winner

Camilla Reuterswärd
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mobilizing For Mortal Sin? Social Movements And The Struggle Over Abortion Policy In Subnational Mexico

Helen Safa
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section

Winner

Lucía Stavig
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Unwittingly Agreed: Fujimori, Neoliberal Governmentality, and the Inclusive Exclusion of Campesinas in the World of Women’s Rights

Marielle Franco
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section

Winner

Tassia Rabelo de Pinho
Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Brasil
Debaixo do Tapete: A violência Política de Gênero e o Silêncio do Conselho de Ética da Câmara de Deputados

Article Prize
Presented by the Haiti/ Dominican Republic Section

Winner

Scott Freeman
American University
Perfumes and Planes: Ignorance and Imagination in Haiti’s Vetiver Oil Industry, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology

Guy Alexandre Paper/Presentation Prize
Presented by the Haiti/ Dominican Republic Section

Winner

Andrew Walker
University of Michigan
There is not one who has demarcated his or her lands’: Terrenos Comuneros and the Making of Haitian Property Law in Rural Santo Domingo, 1822-1844

Honorable Mention

Christina Davidson
Harvard University
Leasing Columbus: National Patrimony, U.S. Imperialism, and the 1888-1889 Columbus Bones Scandal

Isis Duarte Book Prize
Presented by the Haiti/ Dominican Republic Section

Winner

Dixa Ramírez
Brown University
Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present (NYU Press, 2018)

Honorable Mention

Carl Lindskoog
Raritan Valley Community College
Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System
(University Press of Florida)

Best article
Presented by the Historia Reciente y Memoria Section

Winner

Daniela Jara/ Manuela Badilla/ Anda Figueiredo/ Marcela Cornejo and Victoria Riveros
Universidad de Valparaíso. Adjunct researcher at COES/ New School of Social Research/ Universidad Mayor. Adjunct researcher at COES/ Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Adjunct researcher at COES and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Tracing Mapuche Exclusion from Post-Dictatorial Truth Commissions in Chile: Official and Grassroots Initiatives, International Journal of Transitional Justice, 2018, 12, 479-498.

Honorable Mention

Mariela Peller
CONICET/ Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Las paradojas de la revolución. Figuraciones del cuerpo en la prensa del PRT-ERP en la Argentina de los años setenta. Dossier. Izquierdas, 41, agosto 2018:77-99.

Premio para Mejor Artículo
Presented by the Labor Studies Section

Winner

Marcos Pérez
Washington and Lee University
Becoming a Piquetero: Working Class Routines and the Development of Activist Dispositions

Premio para Mejor Texto por un Alumno
Presented by the Labor Studies Section

Winner

Joshua Savala
Cornell University
Let Us Bring it with Love”: Violence, Solidarity, and the Making of a Social Disaster in the Wake of the 1906 Earthquake in Valparaíso, Chile

Best Public intellectual for LASA's Latino studies section
Presented by the Latino Studies Section

Winner

Frances Negrón Muntaner
Columbia University

The Oustanding Book Award
Presented by the Latino Studies Section

Winner

Jennifer Harford Vargas
Bryn Mawr College
Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Honorable Mention

Albert Laguna
Yale University
Diversion: Play and Popular Culture in Cuban America

Honorable Mention

Leticia Alvarado
Brown University
ABJECT performances: Aesthetic strategies in Latino Cultural Production

Premio artículo ciencias sociales
Presented by the Mexico Section

Winner

José Angel Hernández
University of Houston
The Decree of 19 August 1848: The First Repatriation Commissions and Postwar Settlements Along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Premio artículo humanidades
Presented by the Mexico Section

Winner

Laura Torres-Rodríguez
New York University
Into the 'Oriental' Zone: Edward Said and Mexican Literature

Honorable Mention

Mónica Salas Landa
Lafayette College
(In)visible Ruins: The Politics of Monumental Reconstruction in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Premio de libro de ciencias sociales
Presented by the Mexico Section

Winner

Andrew Konove
University of Texas, San Antonio
Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City (University of California Press)

Honorable Mention

Alyshia Gálvez
City University of New York
Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico
(University of California Press)

Honorable Mention

Sarah Ohsten
University of Vermont
The Mexican Revolution's Wake: The Making of a Political System, 1920-1929 (Cambridge University Press)

Premio libro de humanidades
Presented by the Mexico Section

Winner

Sophie Esch
Rice University
Modernity at Gunpoint: Firearms, Politics, and Culture in Mexico and Central America (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Honorable Mention

David Dalton
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico
(University of Florida Press)

Honorable Mention

Sarah J. Townsend
Pennsylvania State University
The Unfinished Art of Theater: Avant-Garde Intellectuals in Mexico and Brazil (Northwestern University Press)

Premio Tesis Doctoral
Presented by the Mexico Section

Winner

Vincent Dereck Cervantes
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
México Necrótico: Queer Readings of the Politics of Death

Honorable Mention

José Roberto Cruz Arzabal
Universidad Iberoamericana/ UNAM
Cuerpos Híbridos: Presencia Y Materialidad En La Escritura Mexicana Reciente

Mejor Artículo-LASA 2019
Presented by the Nineteenth Century Section

Winner

Adriana Chira
Emory University
Affective Debts: Manumission by Grace and the Making of Gradual Emancipation Laws in Cuba, 1817–68, Law and History Review 36.1 (Winter 2018): 1-33.

Honorable Mention

Sandra M. Szir
Universidad Nacional de San Martín/Universidad de Buenos Aires
El fabricante de imágenes César Hipólito Bacle y el establecimiento de la litografía en Buenos Aires (1828-1838), en Fabio Ares (comp.), En torno a la Imprenta de Buenos Aires (1780-1940), Buenos Aires, Dirección General Patrimonio, Museos y Casco Históri

Mejor Libro-LASA 2019
Presented by the Nineteenth Century Section

Winner

Michel Gobat
University of Pittsburgh
Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2018.

Honorable Mention

Yuko Miki
Fordham University, New York
Frontiers of Citizenship: A Black and Indigenous History of Postcolonial Brazil.
Cambridge, Massachussetts: Cambridge UP, 2018.

Mejor Tesis-LASA 2019
Presented by the Nineteenth Century Section

Winner

María Cecilia Ulrickson
University of Notre Dame
Esclavos que fueron in Santo Domingo, 1768-1844

Honorable Mention

M. Candela Marini
Milwaukee School of Engineering
War, Photography, and Visual Citizens: Territorial and Visual Expansion in the Construction of Chile and Argentina (1860-1880s)

Lifetime Award
Presented by the Peru Section

Winner

Cynthia McClintock
George Washington University

Premio Flora Tristán Al Mejor Libro
Presented by the Peru Section

Winner

José Carlos de la Puente
Texas State University
Andean Cosmopolitans Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court, publicado por University of Texas Press, Febrero del 2018

Premio José Maria Arguedas Al Mejor Artículo
Presented by the Peru Section

Winner

Juan Javier Rivera Andía
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima
La vida de un templo. Notas sobre las relaciones entre humanos, niños y tierras en el área de Cañaris (Andes peruanos), publicado en La Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana, (Mayo-Agosto, 2018)

Honorable Mention

Abigail Weitzman
University of Texas, Austin
Does Increasing Women’s Education Reduce their Risk of Intimate Partner Violence. Evidence from an Education Policy Reform, publicado en the American Society of Criminology Vol. 56, N.3.

The Blanca G. Silvestrini Award for Outstanding Article in Puerto Rican Studies
Presented by the Puerto Rico Section

Winner

Petra Rivera-Rideau
Wellesley College
"If I Were You: Tego Calderon's Diasporic Interventions."

Best Book in Latin American Visual Culture Studies
Presented by the Visual Cultures Studies Section

Winner

Maria de Lourdes Ghidolli
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Estereotipos en negro: Representaciones y autorrepresentaciones visuales de afroporteños en el siglo XIX. Rosario: Prohistoria Ediciones, 2016

Honorable Mention

Michele Greet
George Mason University
Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris Between the Wars.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2018.

Best Essay in Latin American Visual Culture Studies
Presented by the Visual Cultures Studies Section

Winner

Tatiana Reinoza
Dartmouth College
The Island Within the Island: Remapping Dominican York. Archives of American Art Journal 57.2 (Fall 2018), 4-27