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LUCIANO TOMASSINI LATIN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS BOOK AWARD

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.

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CHARLES A. HALE FELLOWSHIP FOR MEXICAN HISTORY

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. Selection will be based on scholarly merit, and on the candidate’s potential contribution to the advancement of humanist understanding between Mexico and its global neighbors.

Fellowships will be awarded exclusively to Mexican citizens. At the time of the application deadline, candidates must be in the final phase of their doctoral programs, that is, finished with coursework and exams, but not yet granted the PhD.

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LASA/OXFAM AMERICA
MARTIN DISKIN DISSERTATION AWARD

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.

The award will be presented to an advanced doctoral student or recent Ph.D. All advanced doctoral candidates must demonstrate that they will complete their dissertations prior to the LASA International Congress. LASA considers recent Ph.D. recipients to be individuals who received their degrees after the LASA Congress prior to the one at which the award is to be presented. LASA welcomes dissertations written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

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BRYCE WOOD BOOK AWARD


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.

Although no book may compete more than once, translations may be considered. Anthologies of selections by several authors or re-editions of works published previously are normally not in contention for the award. Books will be judged on the quality of the research, analysis, and writing, and the significance of their contribution to Latin American studies. Books may be nominated by authors, LASA members, or publishers. Persons who nominate books are responsible for confirming the publication date and for forwarding one copy directly to each member of the Award Committee and to the LASA Secretariat, at the expense of the authors or publishers.

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LASA/OXFAM AMERICA
MARTIN DISKIN MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP


The Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship is offered at each LASA International Congress to an outstanding individual who combines commitments to activism and scholarship.

This distinguished lectureship is made possible largely by a generous contribution from Oxfam America, an organization committed to grassroots work―and one with which Martin Diskin was closely associated.

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PREMIO IBEROAMERICANO BOOK AWARD

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. 

No book may compete more than once. Normally not in contention for the award are anthologies of selections by several authors or reprints or re-editions of works published previously. Books will be judged on the quality of the research, analysis, and writing, and the significance of their contribution to Latin American studies. Books may be nominated by authors, LASA members, or publishers.

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LASA MEDIA AWARDS

These awards are made at every LASA Congress to recognize long-term journalistic contributions to analysis and public debate about Latin America in the United States and in Latin America, as well as breakthrough journalism. Nominations are invited from LASA members and from journalists.

Journalists from both print and electronic media are eligible. The committee will carefully review each nominee’s work and select an award recipient. The award will be announced at the Award Ceremony of the Business meeting, and the awardee will be publicly honored. LASA may invite the awardee to submit materials for possible publication in the LASA Forum.

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SILVERT AWARD

The Silvert Award recognizes senior members of the profession who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America. The award is given at each LASA International Congress.
 
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