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2018 Section Awards

Article Prize: Humanities
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Courtney Campbell
University of Birmingham
Four Fishermen, Orson Welles, and the Making of the Brazilian Northeast
Honorable Mention
Cassia Roth
University of Edinburgh
Policing Pregnancy: Reproduction, Poverty, and the Law in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil
Honorable Mention
Eli Lee Carter
University of Virginia
Silence Behind the ‘Talk of Crime’: Representations of Violence in a Sample of Contemporary Brazilian Films and Television Series
Book Prize: Humanities
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Eve Buckley
University of Delaware
Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in 20th Century Brazil (University of North Carolina Press)
Honorable Mention
Patricia Acerbi
George Mason University
Street Occupations: Urban Vending in Rio de Janeiro, 1850-1925 (University of Texas Press)
Book Prize: Social Sciences
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Sean T. Mitchell
Rutgers University
Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil (University of Chicago Press)
Dissertation Prize: Humanities Award
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Jacob Blanc
University of Edinbugh
The Price of Peace: Itaipu and the Meanings of Land and Opposition in Brazil, 1957-1984
Dissertation Prize: Social Sciences Award
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Laurie Denyer Willis
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Salvific Sensorium: Pentecostal Life in Rio de Janeiro’s Subúrbios
Honorable Mention
Juan P. Marsiaj
University of Toronto
Unpacking Social Movements’ Democratizing Impact: The Case of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Travesti Movement in Brazil
Social Sciences Award
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Letícia J. Marteleto, Luiz Gama, Molly Dondero and Letisha Brown
University of Texas/ Austin, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, American University, University of Texas/ Austin
Letícia J. Marteleto, Luiz Gama, Molly Dondero and Letisha Brown
Honorable Mention
Jan Hoffman French
University of Richmond
Repensando a Violência Policial no Brasil: Desmascarando o Segredo Público da Raça
Honorable Mention
Katherine C. Jensen
University of Texas/ Austin
The epistemic logic of asylum screening: (dis)embodiment and the production of asylum knowledge in Brazil
Premio Montserrat Ordóñez 2018
Presented by the Colombia Section
Winner
Cherilyn Elson
University of Reading
Women's Writing in Colombia. An Alternative History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Series Breaking Feminist Waves)
Best Journal Article by a Junior Scholar
Presented by the Colonial Section
Winner
Matthew Goldmark
Florida State University
Reading Habits: Catalina de Erauso and the Subjects of Early Modern Spanish Gender and Sexuality
2017 Lilia Rosa de la Carrera de Domínguez y Jorge José Domínguez Morejón Prize
Presented by the Cuba Section
Winner
Maykel Pons Giralt
Profesor de ciencias sociales de la Universidad "Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz" de Camaguey, Cuba y doctorando en la Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
Mejor ponencia sobre Cuba presentada en el Congreso
2018 Award for Lifetime Achivement
Presented by the Defense, Public Security & Democracy Section
Winner
Dr. Alfred C . Stefan
At the time of his passing in September 2017, Dr. Stepan was Professor and former Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Best Article Published in 2017
Presented by the Defense, Public Security & Democracy Section
Winner
Enrique Desmond Arias
City University of New York
"Crime and Plural Orders in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil," in Current Sociology 65, no. 3: 448-465
New Directions in Ecuadorian Studies graduate paper prize
Presented by the Ecuadorian Studies Section
Winner
Ana María Cerón Cáceres
FLACSO - Quito
Geografías de la Cocaína: Trayectos de Mujeres Colombianas Encarceladas por Drogas en Ecuador
Honorable Mention
Liliam Fiallo Monedero
Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
Pluralismo Jurídico y Derechoes Humanos de las Mujeres Indígenas en Ecuador: Una Difícil Evaluación en el Campo de las Ciencias Sociales
Honorable Mention
Monica Rivera-Muñoz
University of Leuven
The Slow Construction of the Vernacular Landscape: Water + Practices of Reciprocity in San Joaquin, Cuenca
Best Essay Category 2018
Presented by the Film Studies Section
Winner
Geoffrey Maguire
University of Cambridge
Playing in Public: Domestic politics and prosthetic memory in Paula Markovich ́s El Premio/The Prize 2011
Honorable Mention
Leandro R. Gonzalez
Universidad de General Sarmiento, Argentina
Cruzando el Atlántico: cine argentino en España
Elsa Chaney Award
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section
Winner
Mounia El Kotni
The State University of New York-Albany
The State University of New York-Albany Between Cut and Consent. Navigating Indigenous Women’s Experiences of Obstetric Violence in Mexican Maternity Wards
Helen Safa Award
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section
Winner
Rachel Elfenbein
Mobilized yet Contained within Chavista Populism: Popular Women’s Organizing around Venezuela’s 2012 Organic Labor Law
Guy Alexandre Paper Prize
Presented by the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
Winner
Eve Hayes de Kalaf
University of Aberdeen
Making Foreign: Legal Identity, Social Policy and the Contours of Belonging in the Contemporary Dominican Republic
Haiti-DR section article prize
Presented by the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
Winner
Ana Rodríguez Navas
Loyola University Chicago
Words as Weapons: Gossip in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Honorable Mention
Christina Cecelia Davidson
Duke University
Disruptive Silences: The AME Church and Dominican-Haitian Relations
Isis Duarte Book Prize
Presented by the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
Winner
Elizabeth Manley
Xavier University
The Paradox of Paternalism (Florida, 2017)
Honorable Mention
Toni Pressley-Sanon
Eastern Michigan University
Istwa Across the Water (Florida, 2017)
Categoria de Ensayo o Ponencia
Presented by the Labor Studies Section
Winner
Rodrigo Medel y Domingo Pérez
Observatorio de Huelgas Laborales del Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Coehesión Social, Santiago de Chile
Tres modelos de conflicto laboral en Chile: el peso de la economía, la organización sindical y el régimen de trabajo en las tendencias de la huelga extralegal
Mejor Artículo publicado en 2017
Presented by the Labor Studies Section
Winner
Paul W. Posner
Clark University
Labour market flexibility, employment and inequality: lessons from Chile, publicado en New Political Economy
LSS Outstanding Article Award
Presented by the Latino Studies Section
Winner
Leisy J. Abrego
University of California, Los Angeles
On Silences: Refugees Then and Now
Honorable Mention
Sara Awartani
George Washington University
In Solidarity: Palestine in the Puerto Rican Political Imaginary
LSS Outstanding Dissertation Award
Presented by the Latino Studies Section
Winner
Cristina Pérez-Jiménez
Manhattan College
Here to Stay: New York Puerto Ricans and the Consolidation of Latino New York, 1931-1951
Honorable Mention
Omaris Z. Zamora
University of Kansas
(Trance)formations of an AfroLatina: Embodied Archives of Blackness and Womanhood in Transnational Dominican Narratives
2017 LASA Mexico Section Best Dissertation Award
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Monica Garcia Blizzard
Kenyon College
The Indigenismos of Mexican Cinema before and through the Golden Age: Ethnographic Spectacle, “Whiteness", and Spiritual Otherness
2018 LASA Mexico Section Best Dissertation Award
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Iván Eusebio Aguirre Darancou
University of California, Riverside
Consuming Bodies: Countercultural Citizens of Mexican Capitalism in the 20th Century
Honorable Mention
Rafael Lemus
California State University, Fresno
La nación está en otra parte: cultura y neoliberalismo en México (1977-1996)
Humanities Book
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Daniel Nemser
University of Michigan
Infrastructures of Race: Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico
Honorable Mention
Amy Sara Carroll
Cornell University
Remex: Toward and Art History of the NAFTA Era
Honorable Mention
John Lear
University of Puget Sound
Picturing the Proletariat: Artists and Labor in Revolutionary Mexico, 1908-1940
Humanities Essay
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Nichole Sanders
Lynchburg College
“Gender and Consumption in Porfirian Mexico: Images of Women in Advertising, El Imparcial, 1897-1910.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 38, 1, 2017: 1-30
Honorable Mention
Daniel Nemser
University of Michigan
Triangulating Blackness: Mexico City, 1612.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, 33, 3, 2017: 344-366.
Social Science Book
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Timo H. Schaefer
University of New Brunswick Saint John
Liberalism as Utopia: The Rise and Fall of Legal Rule in Post-Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900 (Cambridge)
Honorable Mention
Mariana Mora
CIESAS
Kuxlejal Politics: Indigenous Autonomy, Race, and Decolonizing Research in Zapatista Communities (Texas)
Social Sciences Essay
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Kevin J. Middlebrook
Institute of the Americas- University College London
Economic Stabilization, Electoral Democratization, and the (Virtual) Disappearance of Labor Strikes in Mexico
Honorable Mention
Marie Sarita Gaytan
University of Utah
The Transformation of Tequila: From Hangover to Highbrow
Premio al mejor articulo siglo XIX
Presented by the Nineteenth-Century Section
Winner
Ana María Otero-Cleves
Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia)
"Foreign Machetes and Cheap Cotton Cloth: Popular Consumers and Imported Commodities in Nineteenth-Century Colombia" Hispanic American Historical Review. 97 (3): 423-456.
Honorable Mention
Rodrigo Javier Caresani
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Hieratismo en movimiento: Rubén Darío, Stéphane Mallarmé y ‘La página blanca’ Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 51.1, pp. 127-147, 2017. Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis.
Premio al mejor libro siglo XIX
Presented by the Nineteenth-Century Section
Winner
Ronald Briggs
Barnard College-Columbia University
The Moral Electricity of Print. Transatlantic Education and the Lima Women’s Circuit, 1876-1910 Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2017
Honorable Mention
Claudia Roman
Prensa, política y cultura visual. El mosquito (Buenos Aires, 1863-1893) Buenos Aires: Ampersand, 2017
Honorable Mention
Timo Schaefer
Brandeis University
Liberalism as Utopia. The Rise and Fall of of Legal Rule in Post-Colonial Mexico, 1820-1900 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017
Premio mejor Disertacion siglo XIX
Presented by the Nineteenth-Century Section
Winner
Corinna Zeltsman
Georgia Southern University
“Ink under the Fingernails: Making Print in Nineteenth-Century Mexico City.” PhD diss., Duke University
Honorable Mention
Alexander Sotelo Eastman
Dartmouth College
"Binding Freedom: Cuba's Black Public Sphere,1868-1912." Diss. Washington University in St. Louis, 2016
Premio al Legado y la Trayectoria (Life Achievement Award)
Presented by the Peru Section
Winner
Narda Henríquez Ayín
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Premio Flora Tristán al mejor libro sobre el Perú publicado en inglés o español
Presented by the Peru Section
Winner
Isaías Rojas Pérez
Universidad de Rutgers en Newark
Mourning Remains. State Atrocity, Exhumations, and Governing the Disappeared in Peru's Postwar Andes", publicado por Stanford University Press en el 2017
Premio José María Arguedas al mejor artículo académico sobre el Perú, publicado en español o en inglés en el 2017
Presented by the Peru Section
Winner
José Carlos de la Puente 
Texas State University
Incas pecheros y caballeros hidalgos: la desintegración del orden incaico y la génesis de la nobleza incaica colonial en el Cuzco del siglo XVI, publicado en Revista Andina 54 (9-95) en el 2017
Mejor Libro en Humanidades
Presented by the Southern Cone Studies Section
Winner
Sarah Ann Wells
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Media Laboratories: Late Modernist Authorship in South America (Northwestern UP, 2017)
Honorable Mention
Fernando Rosenberg
Brandeis University
After Human Rights: Literature, Visual Arts, and Film in Latin America, 1990-2010 (U of Pittsburgh P, 2017)
Mejor Libro en Ciencias Sociales
Presented by the Southern Cone Studies Section
Winner
Leith Passmore
Universidad Andrés Bello
The Wars inside Chile's Barracks: Remembering Military Service under Pinochet (UW Press, 2017)
Excelencia en Tesis Doctoral
Presented by the Southern Cone Studies Section
Winner
Miguel Pérez
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Becoming Political Subjects in the City’s Peripheries: Pobladores and Housing Struggles in Santiago, Chile (PhD Anthropology)
Best Paper Prize Winner
Presented by the Subnational Politics and Society Section
Winner
Borges-Sugiyama Natasha, Brian Wampler, and Michael Touchton
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Boise State University and University of Miami
Democracy at Work: Moving beyond elections to improve well-being
Premio al Mejor Trabajo sobre Venezuela de la Sección de Estudios Venezolanos de LASA 2017 (Ciencias Sociales)
Presented by the Venezuelan Studies Section
Winner
Robert Samet
University of Leeds
Bolivarian Landslides? Ecological Disasters, Political Upheavals and (Trans)National Futures in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture
Premio al Mejor Trabajo sobre Venezuela de la Sección de Estudios Venezolanos de LASA 2017 (Humanidades)
Presented by the Venezuelan Studies Section
Winner
Rebecca Jarman
Union College
The Denouncers:  Populism and the Press in Venezuela
Best Essay in Latin American Visual Culture Studies, 2016-2017
Presented by the Vision Culture Section
Winner
Irene Deptris Chauvin
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