Haiti/Dominican Republic

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

2018 Haiti-DR Section Prize Announcement

The Haiti-DR Section Article Prize

This prize will be presented for the best article on a Haitian or Dominican topic published in any peer-reviewed journal during 2018.

To qualify, authors must:

1. Be a paid member of both LASA and the Haiti/DR Section for the coming year’s conference (2019). Visit http://lasa.international.pitt.edu to (re)register for both by January 7, 2019.

2. Publish an original piece of scholarship in English, French, Kreyòl, Portuguese, or Spanish on a Haitian or Dominican topic in a peer-reviewed journal during 2018.

3. Submit the article electronically no later than January 7, 2019 to: emanley1@xula.edu.

The Guy Alexandre Paper Prize

This prize, for a paper presented on Haitian or Dominican studies at the annual LASA conference 2018, honors former Haitian Ambassador to the DR, scholar, and wonderful and brilliant diplomat who passed in 2014.

To qualify, authors must:

1. Be a paid member of both LASA and the Haiti/DR Section for the coming year’s conference (2019). Visit http://lasa.international.pitt.edu to (re)register for both by January 7, 2019.

2. Have made an original presentation in English, French, Kreyòl, Portuguese, or Spanish on a Haitian or Dominican topic at LASA 2018. If you presented but were not a member of the section you may join by January 7, 2019 and become eligible.

3. Submit the paper presentation to the committee no later than January 7, 2019. Papers may be edited from the original presentation form. We especially encourage emerging scholars and graduate students to submit their work. Please send the paper electronically to: emanley1@xula.edu

The Isis Duarte Prize

This prize, for a book published in 2018 on a Haitian or Dominican topic, honors Isis Duarte, a prominent sociologist, UASD professor, and pioneering scholar whose work on Dominican and Haitian migration, and Dominican women and household economies made significant contributions to Dominican Social Services.

To qualify, authors must:

1. Be a paid member of both LASA and the Haiti/DR Section for the coming year’s conference (2019). Visit http://lasa.international.pitt.edu to (re)register for both by January 7, 2019.

2. Publish an original academic-length monograph in English, French, Kreyòl, Portuguese, or Spanish on a Haitian or Dominican topic between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Translations of previously published works and edited volumes will be accepted if a strong case can be made (in the cover letter) for a broad and substantial on the field.

3. Submit an electronic copy and one physical copy of the monograph no later than January 7, 2019, accompanied by a cover letter (including a statement justifying the nomination for this prize) and CV (with complete contact information) to: emanley@xula.edu and 1 Drexel Drive Box 147 Department of History Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125.

*All award decisions will be announced in the Spring of 2019.  Award recipients will be celebrated at the Section Meeting/Reception at LASA 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Award committees will be convened in the fall of 2018. The section may cancel a given competition if it receives an insufficient number of entries.