Past Prize Winners & Award Recipients
MACLAS 2012 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: Regina A. Root of the College of 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: Rosa Tezanos-Pinto of the University of Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis for “La escritura diarística y la autorrepresentación en Los deseos oscuros y los otros. Cuadernos de New York, de Luisa Valenzuela,” Gramma: Revista de la Escuela de Letras, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad del Salvador 47 (2010)
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: Tom Long of American University for “Convincing the Colossus: Latin American Leaders Face the United States”
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: Allison Sylvester of American University for “Collective Memory of Villa Grimaldi: Contentious Frameworks for Understanding Torture After Transition in Chile”
James Street Prize
The James Street Prize is awarded for the best article published in Latin American Essays.
James Street Prize Winner: Mirna Trauger of Muhlenberg College for “El cuerpo y su conceptualización posmoderna en Pájaros de la playa”
Judith B. McInnis Distinguished Service Award
The Judith B. McInnis Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a longstanding MACLAS member for outstanding service to MACLAS and/or to the larger academic community of Latin American studies, continuous outstanding scholarship, excellent teaching, and/or humanitarian endeavors in Latin America.
Awardee: Jack Child of American University
Władysław Maryan Froelich Research Award
The Władysław Maryan Froelich Research Award offers up to two $500 prizes annually to faculty, professionals or independent scholars to carry out research or creative projects on any facet of Latin American culture, politics, and society.
Awardee: Carlos Riobó of City College of New York, CUNY
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: Pablo Calderón Martínez of King’s College London, Theodore Cohen of the University of Virginia, A. N. Meadow of Kennesaw State University, and Kate Witt of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County