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the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
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- but not always.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2015 LASA Mexico Section Prizes


Calls for nominations
Authors, journals and presses are invited to submit nominations for the 2015 LASA Mexico Section Prizes, in the following categories: Humanities Book; Humanities Essay; Social Sciences Book; Social Sciences Essay; Dissertation. All nominees must meet the eligibility criteria established by each prize. A nomination letter, addressed and e-mailed to the relevant committee chair, following the criteria below must accompany all nominations. Books, essays and dissertations must be sent to each of the committee members, in the manner required by each award. We ask members, presses, journals and friends to distribute widely and to encourage anybody eligible to apply.

For all prizess, letters of nomination must include:
1. The author’s name, current academic affiliation, e-mail and postal address.
2. Statement confirming the author’s membership in LASA and LASA Mexico for 2015. If 2015 membership is purchased after January 1, please attach receipt
3. Full editorial information of the book or article or, for dissertations, title, university where the degree was obtained, date of defense and date of degree.
4. Contact information for a representative of the press or of the journal, or of the director of the dissertation (to inform them of the award).
5. Any clarification regarding eligibility as required by each prize.2015 LASA Mexico Humanities Book Prize

Call for Nominations
The 2015 LASA Mexico Humanities Book Prize awards an outstanding and original contribution to the study of Mexico in book-length academic monographs and works published in 2014, written by members of the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association, in disciplines identified with the humanities. The prize consists in US$500.00 (Five Hundred Dollars, U.S.) and a diploma. Prizes will be formally announced during the LASA Mexico Section Business Meeting in the Annual Conference, which will take place in San Juan, P.R. in late May. Authors of entries will be informed of the outcome no earlier than April 1st, 2015 and no later than April 15th. The prize is indivisible, and the committee may only grant the prize to one winner, although it can grant honorable mentions at its discretion. The committee’s decision, once announced to authors, is final and may not be appealed.

Authors and books must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Books must be scholarly monographs or works with substantial academic research. They may not have more than 3 co-authors. Anthologies, Edited collections, books with more than three authors, works of creative writing (such as fiction or poetry), critical editions and works in non-book format are not eligible. Books must be written in English or Spanish, or provide a translation to English or Spanish if written in other language.
• Humanities disciplines include (but are not limited to): literary studies, film studies, visual culture studies, media studies, cultural studies, music, art history, philosophy, critical theory, post-humanities fields (such as disability studies, animal studies and cyborg studies) and other disciplines centered in textual and/or cultural analysis. Historians and members of other disciplines bordering with the social sciences may choose in which award to compete, but may not compete in both book awards.
• Books must have a publication date of 2014 and they must be first editions. Books with a publication date of 2013, but published in 2014 may participate with proof of date of actual publication (such as Amazon date, or certification by the publisher) attached to the letter of nomination. Books with a publication date of 2015 must wait for the 2016 competition even if actually published in 2014. Translations of books published prior to 2014, reprints, expanded editions, re-editions or any new version of a book prior to 2014 are not elegible. Books that compile scholarly essays of a single author are eligible as long as the contents were not published in book form prior to 2014.
• Authors must be members of the Latin American Studies Association and the Mexico Section for 2015, and they must become members no later than February 1, 2015. • If the book has a physical edition (hardcover or paperback), a physical copy must be mailed to each one of the committee members to their respective addresses below. Electronic submissions are not acceptable for books available in physical form. If a book was published solely in electronic edition, it is eligible, but the committee chair must be notified prior to submission and a verification of this must accompany the nomination.
• All submissions must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2015. In cases of books lost in the mail or any other reason that may cause a small delay, the committee chair may provide latitude at his discretion.
• There are no exceptions to any of the eligibility rules. Any questions not covered by these rules will be resolved at the sole discretion of the committee chair.

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Committee Chair
Washington University in St Louis
1 Brookings Drive .
Campus Box 1077/ 310 Ridgley Hall
St Louis, MO 63130 USA
isanchez@artsci.wustl.edu

Beth Jorgensen
Rochester University
Modern Languages and Cultures
Box 270082
Rochester, NY 14627
USA

Tatiana Flores
5400 Alta Vista Rd.
Bethesda, MD, 20814
USA


Steven Bunker
University of Alabama
Department of History
Box 870212
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
USA

2015 LASA Mexico Humanities Essay Prize
Call for Nominations The 2015 LASA Mexico Humanities Essay Prize awards an outstanding and original contribution to the study of Mexico in scholarly essays and articles, written by members of the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association, in disciplines identified with the humanities. The prize consists in US$250.00 (Two-Hundred and Fifty Dollars, U.S.) and a diploma. Prizes will be formally announced during the LASA Mexico Section Business Meeting in the Annual Conference, which will take place in San Juan, P.R. in late May. Authors of entries will be informed of the outcome no earlier than April 1st, 2015 and no later than April 15th. The prize is indivisible, and the committee may only grant the prize to one winner, although it can grant honorable mentions at its discretion. The committee’s decision, once announced to authors, is final and may not be appealed.
Authors and Essays must meet the following eligibility:
• Essays must be published in a scholarly journal, scholarly book or equivalent publication, and must not be longer than 70 published pages. They may not have more than 3 co-authors. Essays must be written in English or Spanish, or provide a translation to English or Spanish if written in another language.
• Humanities disciplines include (but are not limited to): literary studies, film studies, visual culture studies, media studies, cultural studies, music, art history, philosophy, critical theory, posthumanities fields (such as disability studies, animal studies and cyborg studies) and other disciplines centered in textual and/or cultural analysis. Historians and members of other disciplines bordering with the social sciences may choose in which award to compete, but may not compete in both essay awards.
• Essays must have a publication date of 2014 and they must be the first published version of the work. Essays with a publication date of 2013, but published in 2014 may participate with proof of date of actual publication (such as certification by the publisher) attached to the letter of nomination.
Essays with a publication date of 2015 must wait for the 2016 competition even if actually published in 2014. Translations of articles published prior to 2014, reprints, expanded versions, re-editions or any new version of an article published prior to 2014 are not eligible.
• Authors must be members of the Latin American Studies Association and the Mexico Section for 2015, and they must become members no later than February 1, 2015.
• All submissions must be made electronically, in PDF format, with no password. The PDF must be a scanning of the version of record (i.e. the version actually published by the journal or book) or the final version as rendered in scholarly databases such as Project Muse or JSTOR.
• All submissions must be e-mailed no later than February 1, 2015, along with the letter of nomination, to all members of the committee.
• There are no exceptions to any of the eligibility rules. Any questions not covered by these rules will be resolved at the sole discretion of the committee chair.
Committee members:
Yliana Rodríguez González. Committee Chair. El Colegio de San Luis.
yrodriguez@colsan.edu.mx
Ana Laura Zavala Díaz. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
alzavalad@yahoo.com
Niamh Thornton. University of Liverpool. N.Thornton@liverpool.ac.uk
Yanna Hadatty Mora. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. yanna@unam.mx


2015 LASA Mexico Social Sciences Book Prize
Call for Nominations
The 2015 LASA Mexico Social Sciences Book Prize awards an outstanding and original contribution to the study of Mexico in book-length academic monographs and works published in 2014, written by members of the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association. The prize consists in US$500.00 (Five Hundred Dollars, U.S.) and a diploma. Prizes will be formally announced during the LASA Mexico Section Business Meeting in the Annual Conference, which will take place in San Juan, P.R. in late May.
Authors of entries will be informed of the outcome no earlier than April 1st, 2015 and no later than April 15th. The prize is indivisible, and the committee may only grant the prize to one winner, although it can grant honorable mentions at its discretion. The committee’s decision, once announced to authors, is final and may not be appealed.
Authors and books must meet the following eligibility:
• Books must be scholarly monographs or works with substantial academic research. They may not have more than 3 co-authors. Edited collections, books with more than three authors, critical editions of primary sources, works of creative writing (such as fiction or poetry) and works in nonbook format are not eligible. Books must be written in English or Spanish or provide a translation into English or Spanish if written on a different language.
• Social sciences include (but are not limited too): political science, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, archeology, law, linguistics, communication studies, education and any other discipline based on quantitative data analysis or fieldwork. Historians and members of other disciplines bordering with the humanities may choose in which award to compete, but may not compete in both book awards.
• Books must have a publication date of 2014 and they must be first editions. Books with a publication date of 2013, but published in 2014 may participate with proof of date of actual publication (such as Amazon date, or certification by the publisher) attached to the letter of nomination. Books with a publication date of 2015 must wait for the 2015 competition even if actually published in 2014. Translations of books published prior to 2014, reprints, expanded editions, re-editions or any new version of a book prior to 2014 are not eligible. Books that compile scholarly essays of
a single author are eligible as long as the contents were not published in book form prior to 2014.
• Authors must be members of the Latin American Studies Association and the Mexico Section for 2015, and they must become members no later than February 1, 2015. • If the book has a physical edition (hardcover or paperback), a physical copy must be mailed to each one of the committee members to their addresses below. Electronic submissions are not acceptable for books available in physical form. If a book was published solely in electronic edition, it is eligible, but the committee chair must be notified prior to submission and a verification of this must accompany the nomination.
• All submissions must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2015. In cases of books lost in the mail or any other reason that may cause a small delay, the committee chair may provide latitude at his discretion.
• There are no exceptions to any of the eligibility rules. Any questions not covered by these rules will be resolved at the sole discretion of the committee chair.
Committee members:
Dr. Jason Dormady, Presidente
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7553

Dr. Raymond Hall
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544

Dr. Maria Cruz Torres
Arizona State University
15078 E. San Blas Circle
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Dr. Monica Orozco
Santa Barbara Mission Archives
5119 San Vicente Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

2015 LASA Mexico Social Sciences Essay Prize
Call for Nominations
The 2015 LASA Mexico Social Sciences Essay Prize awards an outstanding and original contribution to the study of Mexico in scholarly essays and articles, written by members of the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association, in disciplines identified with the humanities. The prize consists in US$250.00 (Two-Hundred and Fifty Dollars, U.S.) and a diploma. Prizes will be formally announced during the LASA Mexico Section Business Meeting in the Annual Conference, which will take place in San Juan, P.R. in late May. Authors of entries will be informed of the outcome no earlier than April 1st, 2015 and no later than April 15th. The prize is indivisible, and the committee may only grant the prize to one winner, although it can grant honorable mentions at its discretion. The committee’s decision, once announced to authors, is final and may not be appealed.
Authors and essays must meet the following eligibility:
• Essays must be published in a scholarly journal, scholarly book or equivalent publication, and must not be longer than 70 published pages. They may not have more than 3 co-authors. Essays must be written in
English or Spanish, or provide a translation to English or Spanish if written in another language.
• Social sciences include (but are not limited too): political science, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, archeology, law, linguistics, communication studies, education and any other disciplines based on quantitative data analysis or fieldwork. Historians and members of other disciplines bordering with the humanities may choose in which award to compete, but may not compete in both book awards.
• Articles must have a publication date of 2014 and they must be the first published version of the work. Articles with a publication date of 2013, but published in 2014 may participate with proof of date of actual publication (such as certification by the publisher) attached to the letter of nomination. Articles with a publication date of 2015 must wait for the 2015 competition even if actually published in 2014. Translations of articles published prior to 2014, reprints, expanded versions, re-editions or any new version of an article published prior to 2014 are not eligible.
• Authors must be members of the Latin American Studies Association and the Mexico Section for 2015, and they must become members no later than February 1, 2015.
• All submissions must be made electronically, in PDF format, with no password. The PDF must be a scanning of the version of record (i.e. the version actually published by the journal) or the final version as rendered in scholarly databases such as Project Muse or JSTOR.• All submissions must be e-mailed no later than February 1, 2015, along with the letter of nomination, to all members of the committee.
• There are no exceptions to any of the eligibility rules. Any questions not covered by these rules will be resolved at the sole discretion of the committee chair.
Committee Members:
Celia del Palacio. Committee Chair. Universidad Veracruzana. celiadelp@yahoo.com.mx
Alberto Olvera. Universidad Veracruzana. aolveri@yahoo.com.mx
Gabriela Gómez Rodríguez. Universidad de Guadalajara. Gabygomez79@gmail.com
Salvador de León Vázquez. Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes.

2015 LASA Mexico Dissertation Prize
Call for Nominations
The 2015 LASA Mexico Dissertation Prize awards an outstanding and original contribution to the study of Mexico in a dissertation at the doctoral level, written by members of the Mexico Section of the Latin American Studies Association, in any discipline. The prize consists in US$500.00 (Five-Hundred Dollars, U.S.) and a diploma. Prizes will be formally announced during the LASA Mexico Section Business Meeting in the Annual Conference, which will take place in San Juan, P.R. in late May. Authors of entries will be informed of the outcome no earlier than April 1st, 2015 and no later than April 15th. The prize is indivisible, and the committee may only grant the prize to one winner, although it can grant honorable mentions at its discretion. The committee’s decision, once announced to authors, is final and may not be appealed.

Authors and dissertations must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Dissertations must have been written for the purposes of completing a degree at the Ph.D., doctorado or the highest degree of the relevant discipline at an institution of higher education. The dissertation must result in a degree granted in any term of the year 2014. Dissertations defended in
2014, but with degrees granted in 2015 must wait for the 2065 competition. Dissertations defended in 2013, but with degrees granted in 2014 may compete, provided that they did not compete in the 2014 LASA Mexico Dissertation Prize. Defense and degree dates must be clearly stated in the nomination letter.

• Authors must be members of the Latin American Studies Association and the Mexico Section for 2015, and they must become members no later than February 1, 2015.
• All submissions must be made electronically, in PDF format, with no password. The PDF must correspond to the final version as submitted to ProQuest or any relevant institutional repository for dissertations.
• All submissions must be e-mailed no later than February 1, 2015, along with the letter of nomination, to all members of the committee.
• There are no exceptions to any of the eligibility rules. Any questions not covered by these rules will be resolved at the sole discretion of the committee chair.

Committee Members.
Brian L. Price. Committee Chair. Brigham Young University. brian_price@byu.edu
Rebecca Janzen. Bluffton University. janzenr@bluffton.edu
Andrea Noble. University of Durham. andrea.noble@durham.ac.uk

Barry Carr. La Trobe University. b.carr@latrobe.edu.au

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