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2017 Section Awards

Book Award
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Benjamin A. Cowan
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
Securing Sex Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil
Honorable Mention
Teresa Cribelli
Cambridge University Press
Industrial Forests and Mechanical Marvels: Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Brazil
Honorable Mention
Christopher Dunn
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Authoritarian Brazil
Article Award
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Mary Ann Mahoney
A vida e os tempos de João Gomes: escravidão, negociação e resistência no Atlântico Negro
Honorable Mention
Pedro Ember
The Politics of Strolling
Honorable Mention
Nina Schneider and Rebecca Atencio
Reckoning with Dictatorship in Brazil: The Double-Edged Role of cultural-artistic Production
Dissertation Award
Presented by the Brazil Section
Winner
Aiala Teresa Levy
University of Chicago
Forging An Urban Public: Theaters, Audiences, and the City in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1854-1924
Honorable Mention
Miquéias H. Mugge
UFRJ
Senhores da Guerra: Elites militares no Sul do Império do Brasil (Comandantes Superiores da Guarda Nacional: 1845-1873
"Dolores Cacuango Prize” for best essay/chapter
Presented by the Ecuadorian Studies Section
Winner
Taylor Nelm
University of California, Irvine
The problem of delimitation’: parataxis, bureaucracy, and Ecuador’s popular and solidarity economy
Honorable Mention
Kathleen Fine-Dare
Fort Lewis College
Hidden Histories of Indigeneity in Urban Andean Ecuador: Transubstantiation, Ceremony, and Intention in Quito
Honorable Mention
Jean Muteba Rahier
Florida Interntional University
From Panacea for Harmonious Race Relations to Ideological Tool for Oppression and National Identity Imagination: Refletions from the Andes on Mestizaje through Time and Space
Premio al Mejor Ensayo
Presented by the Film Studies Section
Winner
Andrea Cuarterolo
CONICET/Universidad de Buenos Aires
Fantasías de nitrato. El cine pornográfico y erótico en la Argentina de principios del siglo XX
Premio Especial del Jurado al Mejor Ensayo de un/a Estudiante Graduad@
Presented by the Film Studies Section
Winner
Julia González de Canales
Universität Wien
Marginalidad cinematográfica: Centroamérica y la obra de Julio Hernández Cordón
2017 Premio Iberoamericano de artículo académico del siglo XIX
Presented by the Nineteenth-Century Section
Winner
María Aguilar Dornelles
Heroismo y conciencia racial en la obra de la poeta afrocubana Cristina Ayala
Honorable Mention
Joseph M. Pierce
Regulating Queer Desire in Carlos O Bounges La novela de la sangre
2017 Premio Iberoamericano de libro académico del siglo XIX
Presented by the Nineteenth-Century Section
Winner
Nancy Appelbaum
Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth Colombia, University of North Carolina Press, 2016
Maureen Ahern Doctoral Dissertation Award in Colonial Latin American Studies
Presented by the Colonial Section
Winner
Christopher Heaney
Pennsylvania State University
The Pre-Columbian Exchange: The Circulation and Study of the Ancient Peruvian Dead in the Atlantic World and Americas
Humanities Book
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Mark Z. Christensen
University of Texas
The Teabo Manuscript
Social Sciences Book
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Megan Crowley-Matoka
Durham: Duke UP
Domesticating Organ Transplant: Familial Sacrifice and National Aspiration in Mexico
Honorable Mention
Dana Velasco
Los Angeles: Stanford UP
Urban Indians in a Silver City, Zacatecas, Mexico, 1546-1810
Humanities Essay
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Paul K. Eiss
Playing mestizo: festivity, language, and theatre in Yucatán, Mexico.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
Social Sciences Essay
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Brian Palmer-Rubin
Interest Organizations and Distributive Politics: Small-Business Subsidies in Mexico
Dissertation
Presented by the Mexico Section
Winner
Mónica del Carmen Garcia Blizzard
Ohio State U
The Indigenismos of Mexican Cinema Before and through the Golden Age: Ethnographic Spectacle, “Whiteness,” and Spiritual Otherness
Elsa Chaney Award
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section
Winner
Elva Orozco Mendoza
Las Madres de Chihuahua: Maternal Activism, Self-Disclosure, and the Politics of Visibility
Safa Award
Presented by the Gender and Feminist Studies Section
Winner
Rosario Fernández
Domestic labour in Chile: Questioning difference
Premio Michael Jiménez 2017
Presented by the Colombia Section
Winner
Marcela Echeverry
Yale University
Indian and Slave Royalist in the Age of Revolution: Reform, Revolution and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825
Isis Duarte Book Prize
Presented by the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
Winner
Lorgia García-Peña
Harvard University
"Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction"
Honorable Mention
Anne Eller
Yale University
"We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom"
Especial Honorable Mention for Service
Ginetta Candelario
Smith College
"Cien años de feminismos dominicanos"
Especial Honorable Mention for Service
Elizabeth Manley
University of Louisiana
"Cien años de feminismos dominicanos"
Especial Honorable Mention for Service
April Mayes
Pomona College
"Cien años de feminismos dominicanos"
Section Article Prize
Presented by the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
Winner
Brandon R. Byrd
Vanderbilt University
"The Transnational Work of Moral Elevation: African American Women and the Reformation of Haiti, 1874–1950, Palimpsest"
Honorable Mention
Ginetta Candelario
Smith College
"La ciguapa y el ciguapeo: Dominican Myth, Metaphor and Method, Small Axe"
Guy Alexandre Paper Prize
Presented by the Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
Winner
Christina Davidson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Redeeming Santo Domingo: North Atlantic Interpretations of Dominican Religion and Black Missions"
Honorable Mention
Rodrigo Bulamah
State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
"Governing Mobility: Citizenship And Suspicion In Pequeño Haití, Santo Domingo"
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