Brazil

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Winners LASA Brazil Section Prizes 2022

We are happy to announce the winners of the LASA Brazil Section Prizes 2022!! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to the committees that read and discussed the works submitted by our members. Here is the list of categories:

MELHOR LIVRO EM HUMANIDADES/ BEST BOOK IN HUMANITIES – (ANTONIO CANDIDO PRIZE)

 Jurors: Pedro Meira Monteiro (Princeton University, USA), Florencia Garramuño (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina), Paul Christopher Johnson (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Winner: Viviana Bosi, Universidade de São Paulo

Poesia em risco. Itinerários para aportar nos anos 1970 e além (Editora 34).

Honorable Mention: Larissa Alves de Lira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Pierre Monbeig e a formação da Geografia no Brasil (1925-1956). Uma geo-história dos saberes (Alameda).

MELHOR LIVRO EM CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS/ BEST BOOK IN SOCIAL SCIENCES –(SÉRGIO BUARQUE DE HOLANDA PRIZE)

Jurors: John D. French (Duke University), Marília Bueno de Araújo Ariza (Universidade de São Paulo), Bryan McCann (Georgetown University)

Winner: Heather F. Roller, Colgate University

Contact Strategies: Histories of Native Autonomy in Brazil (Stanford University Press).

Honorable Mention: Federico Freitas, North Carolina State University

Nationalizing Nature: Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border (Cambridge University Press).

MELHOR ARTIGO EM CIÊNCIAS HUMANAS/ BEST ARTICLE IN HUMANITIES –(ANTONIO CANDIDO PRIZE)

 Jurors: Odile Cisneros (University of Alberta), Krista Brune (Pennsylvania State University), Diana Klinger (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

Winner: Pedro Feitoza, "The Middle Line of Truth: Religious and Secular Ideologies in the Making of Brazilian Evangelical Thought, 1870–1930." Modern Intellectual History, Nov. 2021, pp. 1–25.

Honorable mention: John C. Márquez, "Witnesses to Freedom: Paula's Enslavement, Her Family's Freedom Suit, and the Making of a Counterarchive in the South Atlantic World." Hispanic American Historical Review, vol. 101, no. 2, May 2021, pp. 231–63.

Honorable mention: Daniel L. McDonald, "The Origins of Informality in a Brazilian Planned City: Belo Horizonte, 1889-1900." Journal of Urban History, vol. 47, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 29–49.

MELHOR ARTIGO EM CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS/ BEST ARTICLE IN SOCIAL SCIENCES - (SÉRGIO BUARQUE DE HOLANDA PRIZE)

 Jurors: Lúcia K. Stumpf (Universidade de São Paulo), Ian Carrillo (University of Oklahoma), Antoine Acker (University of Zurich)

Winner: Luísa Reis Castro, "Becoming Without: Making Transgenic Mosquitoes and Disease Control in Brazil." Environmental Humanities 13, 2 (November 2021): 323–347.

Honorable mention: Rebecca Neaera Abers. "Institutions, Networks and Activism Inside the State: Women's health and environmental policy in Brazil." Critical Policy Studies 15, no. 3 (2021): 330-349.

MELHOR TESE EM HUMANIDADES/ BEST DISSERTATION IN HUMANITIES – (ANTONIO CANDIDO PRIZE)

Jurors: Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo (Providence College), Jamie Lee Anderson (Pennsylvania State University), Maria Pugliese (Universidad Nacional de Luján)

Winner: Fábio Rodrigo Penna, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

O pensamento espiral em romances turbilhonares: escritas do grito, identidade entrecruzilhada e paisagens afrocircinadas.

Honorable Mention: Gray Fielding Kidd, Duke University

Surrendering to the Streets in Mid-Century Recife: The Living Legacies of Slavery in Black and White.

MELHOR TESE EM CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS/ BEST DISSERTATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCES – (SÉRGIO BUARQUE DE HOLANDA PRIZE)

 Jurors: Benjamin H. Bradlow (Harvard University), Guillermo Toral (Vanderbilt University)

Winner: Pamela Katia Sertzen, Syracuse University

Contesting Erasure: The Museu da Maré and the Right to the City in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Honorable Mention: Luísa Reis Castro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vectors of Health: Epidemics, Ecologies, and the Reinvention of Mosquito Science in Brazil.