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See also Bryce Wood Book Award History

Deadline: October 14, 2016

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 LASA2017 LASA International Congress will be those published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. 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 October 14th. 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 October 14, 2016. By March 1, 2017 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 LASA2017 Awards Ceremony, and the awardee will be publicly honored. LASA membership is not a requirement to receive the award.

Members of the 2017 committee are:

Lara Putman (chair)
626 North Sheridan Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206

José Ramón Jouve
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures;
McGill University;
688 Sherbrooke West, Room 379;
Montreal, QC, H3A 3R1,

Alcida Rita Ramos
SQN 107 Bloco I Apto. 601;
70.743-090 Brasilia, DF;

Catalina Romero
Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Departamento de Ciencias Sociale
Av Universitaria 1801 Lima 32

James Mahon
Williams College;
337 Schapiro Hall;
24 Hopkins Hall Dr.
Williamstown MA 01267

Julieta Lemaitre Ripoli
Carrera 6 # 91-35, apto. 105;

David Sartorius
Dept of History; University of Maryland;
2115 Francis Scott Key Hall;
College Park MD 20742

Ann Twinam
116 Paragon Court
Lakeway TX 78734

Dana Leibsohn
51 Nonotuck St.;
Holyoke MA 01040

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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