Past Prize Winners & Award Recipients

2011

MACLAS 2011 Prize & Award Committees and Prize Winners & Award Recipients

Arthur P. Whitaker Prize

The Arthur P. Whitaker Prize is awarded for the best book published in the previous two years by a MACLAS member who has been a member in good standing for the past two years.

Arthur P. Whitaker Prize Winner: George Reid Andrew, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, for Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay (UNC Press, 2010)

Honorable Mentions: Betsy Konefal, Assistant Professor of History, William and Mary, for For Every Indio Who Falls: A History of Maya Activism in Guatemala, 1960-1990 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010) and Regina Root, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, William and Mary, for Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina (University of Minnesota Press, 2010)

Harold Eugene Davis Prize

The Harold Eugene Davis Prize is awarded for the best book chapter or article published in the previous two years by a member who has been in good standing for the past two years.

Harold Eugene Davis Prize Winner: Brian Turner for “Paraguay: Muchas novedades y poco cambio/Paraguay 2009: Many Differences and Little Change,” Revista de Ciencia Política, vol. 30, no. 2 (2010): 439-450

James Street Prize

The James Street Prize is awarded for the best article published in Latin American Essays.

James Street Prize Winner: Consuelo Hernández of American University for “El Inmigrante como sujeto polidimensional en Viaje a la tierra del abuelo de Bencastro”

John D. Martz III Prize

The John D. Martz III Prize is awarded for the best paper submitted to the conference by a graduate student.

John D. Martz III Prize Winner: Laura Romah of American University, MA Candidate, for “Engaging Men in Gender Equality Programs: The Case of Nicaragua.”

Juan Espadas Prize

The Juan Espadas Prize is awarded for the best paper submitted to the conference by an undergraduate student.

Juan Espadas Prize Winner: Eleonora Figliuoli for “La Argentina de Martín Fierro: La encrucijada del dolor y la política”

Christina Turner Graduate Student Travel Awards

The Christina Turner Graduate Student Travel Award is awarded to graduate students to subsidize a portion of the travel expenses to the annual MACLAS conference.

Awardees: Ted Cohen, Tom Long, and Amelia Frank-Vitale

University of Pittsburgh Travel Grants

Awardees: Ted Cohen, Paulo Fraga, Amelia Frank Vitale, Jeff Pugh, Silvia Serrano, Camelia Tigau, and Esther Moss