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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

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Deadline: September 21, 2017

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. Books eligible for the LASA2018 LASA International Congress will be those published between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. 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. A nomination packet should include copies of the nominated book (one for each member of the award committee and one for the LASA Secretariat), and the nominee’s complete mailing address, telephone, fax numbers, and e-mail address. Applications for the Bryce Wood Book Award nominations can be submitted electronically. Please fill out the Award Submission Form and send it back to the LASA’s Secretariat at: by September 21, 2017. For international shipping, please label all books as gifts and not as samples.

All books nominated must reach each member of the Award Committee and the LASA Secretariat by September 21, 2017. By January 20, 2018 the committee will select a winning book. It may also name an honorable mention. The award will be announced at the Award Ceremony of the LASA2018 Awards Ceremony, and the awardee will be publicly honored. LASA membership is not a requirement to receive the award.

Members of the 2018 committee are:

Enrique Peruzzotti (Chair)
Departamento de Ciencia Política y Estudios Internacionales
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 7350 (C1428BCW)
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rocio Ferreira
Department of Modern Languages
DePaul University
2320 N Kenmore Ave, Suite 465,
Chicago, IL 60614

Andrew Canessa
Dept. of Sociology. University of Essex.
Colchester CO$ 3SQ

Arturo Taracena Arriola
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Calle 43 s/n, x 44 y 46.
Col. Industrial
CP 97150 Mérida.

Eduardo Dargent
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Av La Paz 1429
Dpto 401
Lima 15074

Daniela Spencer
Rancho Motzorongo 44
Colonia Las Campanas
Ciudad de México 04929

Gonzalo Paz
Center for Latin American Studies
Intercultural Center 484
Georgetown University
3700 O Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20057-1026

Anahi Viladrich
69-10 108th street, 8 E.
Forest Hills, NY, USA

Latin American Studies Association
Attn: Bryce Wood Book Award Nominations
University of Pittsburgh
315 South Bellefield Avenue
416 Bellefield Hall
Pittsburgh PA 15260

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