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Premios 2021 de la sección México de LASA / LASA Mexico section Awards 2021

May 5, 2021

Premio: Best Book in the Humanities

Author: Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández (Villanova University)
Title: Narratives of Vulnerability in Mexico's War on Drugs (Springer)

Two Honorable Mentions:

Editors: Jeannette F. Peterson (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Kevin Terraciano (University of California, Los Angeles)
Title: The Florentine Codex: An Encyclopedia of the Nahua World in Sixteenth-Century Mexico (University of Texas Press)

Author: Sonia Robles (University of Delaware)
Title: Mexican Waves: Radio Broadcasting Along Mexico's Northern Border, 1830-1950 (University of Arizona Press)

Premio: Best Article in the Humanities

Author: Gema Kloppe-Santamaría (Loyola University of Chicago)
Title: "The Lynching of the Impious: Violence, Politics, and Religion in Postrevolutionary Mexico (1930s–1950s)," The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History (Vol. 77, No. 1)

Honorable Mention:

Author: Micah McKay (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)
Title: "'Pasto sin fin del basurero': Trash and Disposal in the Poetry of José Emilio Pacheco," Latin American Literary Review (Vol. 47, No. 93)

Premio: Best Book in Social Sciences

Author: Sarah Luna (Tufts University)
Title: Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex and Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border (University of Texas Press)

Two Honorable Mentions:

Author: Rocio Gomez (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Title: Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: Mining, Water, and Public Health in Zacatecas, 1835-1946 (University of Nebraska Press)

Author: Theodore W. Cohen (Lindenwood University)
Title: Finding Afro-Mexico: Race and Nation after the Revolution (Cambridge University Press)

Premio: Best Article in Social Sciences

Author: Elizabeth O'Brien (The Johns Hopkins University)
Title: "The Many Meanings of Aborto: Pregnancy Termination and the Instability of a Medical Category Over Time," Women's History Review (Online)

Honorable Mention:

Author: Sarah Osten (University of Vermont)
Title: "Out of the Shadows: Violence and State Consolidation in Postrevolutionary Mexico," The Latin Americanist (Vol. 64, No. 2).

Premio: Best Dissertation

Author: Martha Balaguera Cuervo (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Title: "Citizenship in Transit: Perils and Promises of Crossing Mexico"

Honorable Mention:

Author: Abraham Trejo Terreros (Colegio de México)
Title: "Los coyotes. Migración y negocios en la frontera norte de México (1920-1964)"