Mexico

A Section of the Latin American Studies Association

Section Annual Reports

Section Annual Report 2019-2020

A. We had 7 people present at our virtual Zoom meeting.

B. We elected 2 people as Co-Chairs:

• Amanda Petersen, University of San Diego

• Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera, UAEM

C. We elected a Secretary:

• Samanta Ordóñez, Wake Forest University

D. We elected 3 people to be members of our Standing Committee:

• Rachell Sánchez Rivera, University of Cambridge

• Emily Hind, University of Florida

• E. Mark Moreno, Texas A&M University-Commerce

E. We discussed changes to the book award, and it was decided to hold an electronic vote with all current members of LASA Mexico section. The vote took place in July 2020 and it was decided to lower the amount of funds allocated for the section's annual book award from $1000 to $500 in order to increase the amount of funding available for student travel scholarships.

F. Awards:

Premio Libro de Humanidades

Winner: Laura J. Torres-Rodríguez, New York University

Orientaciones transpacíficas: La modernidad mexicana y el espectro de Asia (University of North Carolina Press)

Honorable Mention:

  • Paul M. Worley, Western Carolina University
  • Rita M. Palacios, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Unwriting Maya Literature: Ts'íib as Recorded Knowledge, University of Arizona Press

  •  Emily Hind, University of Florida

Dude Lit: Mexican Men Writing and Performing Competence, 1955-2012, University of Arizona Press

Premio de Libro de Ciencias Sociales

Winner: Natalia de Marinis, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)

Desplazadas por la guerra. Estado, género y violencia en la región triqui (CIESAS)

Artículo en humanidades

Winner: Sara Potter, University of Texas at El Paso

"Of Monsters and Malinches: Signifying Violence in Edgar Cléments Operación Bolívar and Tony Sandoval's El cadáver y el sofá." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 51(1): 143-63.

Honorable Mention:

• Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, Emory University

"Partido Liberal Mexicano: Intimate Betrayals: Enrique Flores Magón, Paula Carmona, and the Gendered History of Denunciation." Southern California Quarterly 101(2): 127-62.

• Jorge Quintana Navarrete, Darmouth University

"Biopolítica y vida inorgánica: la plasmogenia de Alfonso Herrera." Revista Hispánica Moderna 72(1): 79-95.

Artículo en ciencias sociales

Winner: Helga Baitenmann, University of London

"Zapata's Justice: Land and Water Conflict Resolution in Revolutionary Mexico (1914-16)." Journal of Latin American Studies 51(4): 801-28.

Honorable Mention:

• Brian Palmer-Rubin, Marquette University

"Evading the Patronage Trap: Organizational Capacity and Demand Making in Mexico." Comparative Political Studies 52(13-14): 2097-2134.

Premio Tesis Doctoral

Winner: Jessica Wax-Edwards, University of London

Power, Violence, and Representation: The Visual Legacy of Felipe Calderón's Presidencty

Honorable Mention:

• Bruno Ríos Martínez de Castro, University of Houston

Escribir sobre la ruina. Operaciones políticas de la poesía mexicana contemporánea, 1985-2015

• Saúl Espino Armendáriz, El Colegio de México

Feminismo católico en México: la historia del CIDHAL y sus redes transnacionales (c 1960-1990)

• Rachel Grace Newman, Columbia University

Transnational Ambitions: Student Migrants and the Making of a National Future int Twentieth-Century Mexico

 

Section Annual Report 2018-2019

A. We had 30 people present at our meeting.

B. We elected 3 people to our standing committee:

  • Ramon Centeno, Universidad de Sonora
  • Sophie Esch, Rice University
  • Juan García Oyervides, University of Colorado at Boulder

C. We had 4 section panels at LASA, and we had several awards. We discussed changes to the awards and the possibility of putting together a constitution of sorts for the group.

D. Awards:
Premio artículo Ciencias Sociales
 Winner: José Angel Hernández, University of Houston

The Decree of 19 August 1848: The First Repatriation Commissions and Postwar Settlements Along the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Premio Artículo Humanidades

 Winner: Laura Torres-Rodríguez, New York University

Into the 'Oriental' Zone: Edward Said and Mexican Literature

Honorable Mention:

Mónica Salas Landa, Lafayette College

(In)visible Ruins: The Politics of Monumental Reconstruction in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Premio de Libro de Ciencias Sociales

Winner: Andrew Konove, University of Texas, San Antonio

Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy in Mexico City(University of California Press)

Honorable Mention:

  • Alyshia Gálvez, City University of New York

Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico (University of California Press)

  •  Sarah Ohsten, University of Vermont

The Mexican Revolution's Wake: The Making of a Political System, 1920-1929 (Cambridge University Press)

Premio Libro de Humanidades

Winner: Sophie Esch, Rice University

Modernity at Gunpoint: Firearms, Politics, and Culture in Mexico and Central America(University of Pittsburgh Press)

Honorable Mention:

  • David Dalton, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico(University of Florida Press)

  •  Sarah J. Townsend, Pennsylvania State University

The Unfinished Art of Theater: Avant-Garde Intellectuals in Mexico and Brazil(Northwestern University Press)

Premio Tesis Doctoral

Presented by the Mexico Section

Winner: Vincent Dereck Cervantes, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

México Necrótico: Queer Readings of the Politics of Death

Honorable Mention

José Roberto Cruz Arzabal, Universidad Iberoamericana/ UNAM

Cuerpos Híbridos: Presencia Y Materialidad En La Escritura Mexicana Reciente

2018-2020:

Co-chairs:

  • Roberto Cruz Arzabal
  • David Dalton

Secretary:

  • Rafael Acosta