Brazil

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Brazil Section Prizes / Prêmios da Seção Brasil 2020

Dear Brazil Section Members:
We are very pleased to share the 2021 Section Prizes. Congratulations to all participants, prizewinners, honorable mentions, and judges! Your work will be recognized at the Brazil Section business meeting online.
Best wishes,
Mónica and Paulo
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Caros membros da Seção Brasil:
É um prazer compartilhar abaixo a lista dos Prêmios 2021. Parabéns a todos os participantes, vencedores, menções honrosas e juízes. Seu trabalho será reconhecido na reunião da Seção Brasil online.
Saudações cordiais,
Mónica e Paulo

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

Jurors: Leila Lehnen (Brown University), Gustavo PT Furtado (Duke University), Alessandra Santos (University of British Columbia)

Winner: Paul Christopher Johnson, University of Michigan
Automatic Religion: Nearhuman Agents of Brazil and France (University of Chicago Press)

Honorable Mention: Victoria Saramago, University of Chicago
Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America (Northwestern University Press)

Honorable Mention: Stephanie Dennison, University of Leeds
Remapping Brazilian Film Culture in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge)

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

Jurors: James N. Green (Brown University), Jacob Blanc (University of Edinburgh)

Winner: John D. French, Duke University
Lula and his Politics of Cunning: From Metalworker to President of Brazil (University of North Carolina Press)

Honorable Mention: Brian Wampler, Boise State University; Natasha Borges Sugiyama, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Michael Touchton, University of Miami
Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: Marília Bueno de Araújo Ariza, University of São Paulo (USP)
Mães infames, filhos venturosos (Alameda Editorial)

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

Jurors: Julio Mendonça (Casa das Rosas), Victoria Saramago (University of Chicago), Mari Rodríguez Binnie (Williams College)

Winner: Adam Joseph Shellhorse, Temple University
"The Verbivocovisual Revolution: Anti-Literature, Affect, Politics, and World Literature in Augusto de Campos." CR: The New Centennial Review 20.1 (Spring 2020): 147-184.

Honorable mention: Odile Cisneros, University of Alberta
"Augusto de Campos's Outro: The Limits of Authorship and the Limits of Legibility." Journal of Lusophone Studies 5.1 (Spring 2020): 38-63.

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

Jurors: Graziela Morães Silva (The Graduate Institute Geneva), Valéria Mendonça de Macedo (UNIFESP), Rita Biason (UNESP/Franca)

Winner: Antoine Acker, University of Zurich
"A Different Story in the Anthropocene: Brazil's Post-Colonial Quest for Oil (1930-1975)." Past & Present 249.1 (November 2020): 167–211.

Honorable mention: Ian Carrillo, University of Oklahoma
"Racialized Organizations and Color-Blind Racial Ideology in Brazil." Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 7.1 (2020): 56-70.

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

Jurors: Raquel Campos (Universidade de Brasília), Sarah J. Townsend (Pennsylvania State University), Eyal Weinberg (Florida Atlantic University)

Winner: Jamie Lee Anderson, Pennsylvania State University
Mothers in the Family of Saints: Gender and Race in the Making of Afro-Brazilian Heritage (University of Michigan)

Honorable Mention: Ana Cláudia dos Santos São Bernardo, Tulane University
From the Dumpster to the Bookshelf: Literature Written by Black Women in Brazil and the Quest for Mobility from 1960 to the Present (University of Minnesota)

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

Jurors: Lorena Féres da Silva Telles (Universidade de São Paulo), Maíra Kubik Mano (Universidade Federal da Bahia), Paul Sneed (Seoul National University)

Winner: David C. Thompson, University of California, Berkeley
"Resocialize to Conquer the Future": Incarceration and Reform in Rio de Janeiro (University of California, Berkeley)

Honorable Mention: Guillermo Toral, Vanderbilt University
The Political Logics of Patronage: Uses and Abuses of Government Jobs in Brazil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Honorable Mention: Benjamin Bradlow, Harvard University
Urban Origins of Democracy and Inequality: Governing São Paulo and Johannesburg, 1985-2016 (Brown University)

BEST MA THESIS IN HUMANITIES - MELHOR DISSERTAÇÃO DE MESTRADO EM HUMANIDADES (ANTONIO CANDIDO PRIZE)
Jurors: Benjamin Junge (State University of New York at New Paltz), Juliana Santini (UNESP/Araquara), Juliana Pimenta Attie (Universidade Federal de Alfenas)
Winner: Daniela Nascimento (UNESP/Araraquara)
Carolina Maria de Jesus e a escrita de si como lugar de memória e resistência

Honorable Mention: Eduardo Monteiro Burkle (Queen's University Belfast)
When Forgetting is Dangerous Transitional justice, Collective Remembrance and Brazil's Shift to Far-Right Populism