A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Brazil Section Prizes / Prêmios da Seção Brasil 2019

Apr 2, 2019

Dear Brazil Section Members:

We are very pleased to share the 2019 Section Prizes. Congratulations to all participants, prizewinners, honorable mentions, and judges! Your work will be recognized at the Brazil Section business meeting in Boston.

Best wishes,

Adam and Nelson


Caros membros da Seção Brasil:

É um prazer compartilhar abaixo as lista dos Prêmios 2018. Parabéns a todos os participantes, vencedores, menções honrosas e juízes. Seu trabalho será reconhecido na reunião da Seção Brasil em Boston.

Saudações cordiais,

Adam and Nelson

LASA Brazil Section 2018, Section Prizes

Best Book in the Humanities - Melhor Livro em Humanidades (Antonio Candido Prize)

Judges: Marshall C. Eakin, Christopher Dunn, Alessandra Santos

Ana Paulina Lee (Columbia University), Mandarin Brazil: Race, Representation, and Memory (Stanford University Press).

Honorable Mention:

Maite Conde (University of Cambridge), Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil (University of California Press)


César Braga-Pinto (Northwestern University), A violência das letras: amizade e inimizade na literatura brasileira (1888-1940) (EdUERJ)

Best Book Prize in Social Sciences - Melhor Livro em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda Prize)

Judges: Sean T. Mitchell, Teresa Cribelli, and Carlos Eduardo Henning

Karina Biondi (Universidade Estadual do Maranhão), Proibido roubar na quebrada: Território, hierarquia e lei no PCC (Editora Terceiro Nome)

Honorable Mention:

Kathleen M. Millar (Simon Fraser University), Reclaiming the Discarded: Life and Labor on Rio's Garbage Dump (Duke University Press)


Anne G. Hanley (Northern Illinois University), The Public Good and the Brazilian State: Municipal Finance and Public Services in São Paulo, 1822–1930(University of Chicago Press)

Best Article in Humanities - Melhor Artigo em Ciências Humanas (Antonio Candido Prize)

Judges: Mary Ann Mahony and Pedro Rabelo Erber

Isabel Gómez, (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Gómez, Isabel. “Anti-Surrealism? Augusto de Campos ‘Untranslates’ Spanish-American Poetry.” Mutatis Mutandis, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 376–399.

Honorable Mention:

César A. Braga-Pinto, (Northwestern University)

Braga-Pinto, César A. “From Abolitionism to Blackface: The Vicissitudes of Uncle Tom in Brazil.” Uncle Tom’s Cabins: The Transnational History of America’s Most Mutable Book, edited by Tracy C. Davis and Stefka Mihaylova, U of Michigan P, 2018, pp. 225–257.


Lena Oak Suk, (University of Louisiana, Lafayette)

Suk, Lena Oak. “‘Only the Fragile Sex Admitted’: The Women’s Restaurant in 1920s São Paulo, Brazil.” Journal of Social History, vol. 51, no. 3, Spring 2018, pp. 592–620.

Best Article in Social Sciences - Melhor Artigo em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda prize)

Judges: Cassia Roth, Fabrício H. Chagos Bastos, and Matthew Taylor

Charles H. Klein, (Portland State University); Sean T. Mitchell, (Rutgers University, Newark); and Benjamin Junge, (State University of New York-New Paltz)

Klein, Charles H., et al. “Naming Brazil’s Previously Poor: ‘New Middle Class’ as an Economic, Political, and Experiential Category.” Economic Anthropology, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 83–95.

Honorable Mention:

Natália S. Bueno, (Emory University)

Bueno, Natália S. “Bypassing the Enemy: Distributive Politics, Credit Claiming, and Nonstate Organizations in Brazil.” Comparative Political Studies, vol. 51, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 304–340.

Best Dissertation in Humanities – Melhor Tese em Humanidades (Antonio Candido Prize)

Judges: Adriana Michele Campos Johnson, Leila Lehnen, Eli Lee Carter

Thaís Waldman (Universidade de São Paulo), Entre batismos e degolas: (des)caminhos bandeirantes em São Paulo

Honorable Mention

Andrew Graham Britt (Northwestern University), “I’ll Samba Someplace Else”: Constructing Identity and Neighborhood in São Paulo

Best Dissertation in Social Sciences – Melhor Tese em Ciências Sóciais (Sérgio Buarque de Holanda prize)

Judges: Ana Paula Camelo, Ivani Vassoler-Froelich, Laurie Denyer Willis

Meryleen Mena, (University of Colorado, Boulder) Women Detained: Justice and Institutional Violence in São Paulo’s Criminal Justice System

Honorable Mention

Pedro Mendes Loureiro (University of Cambridge), The Ebb and Flow of the Pink Tide: Reformist Development Strategies in Brazil and Argentina

Juan Albarracín Dierolf (Universidad Icesi), Criminalized Electoral Politics. The Socio-Political Foundations of Electoral Coercion in Democratic Brazil