Awards

2023 Awards

2023 Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award

Winner

Chris Batterman Cháirez (University of Chicago), “Intimidad, incertidumbre, impase: una etnografía de la escucha y el ordinario en el Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán”

Honorable Mention

Alexandra Reichert (Vanderbilt University), “’They Study for Six Years. We Study for Generations:’ Renegotiating Birth, Power, and Interculturalidad in the Ecuadorian Amazon”

2023 Graduate Student Award in Applied and Public Anthropology

Winner

Alana Ackerman (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign) “Resettlement Denied: Persecution, Refuge, and the Violent Entrapment of Colombian Refugees in Quito, Ecuador”

Honorable Mention

Chris Batterman Cháirez (University of Chicago), “Archives: Weaving Time and Singing History”

2022 Awards

2022 SLACA Book Prize

Winner

Christopher Krupa (University of Toronto) A Feast of Flowers: Race, Labor, and Postcolonial Capitalism in Ecuador (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Honorable Mentions

Christopher A. Loperena (CUNY Graduate Center) The Ends of Paradise: Race, Extraction, and the Struggle for Black Life in Honduras (Stanford University Press)
Mareike Winchell (London School of Economics and Political Science) After Servitude: Elusive Property and the Ethics of Kinship in Bolivia (University of California Press)

2022 Arthur J. Rubel Book Prize

Winner

Elyse Ona Singer (University of Oklahoma) Lawful Sins: Abortion Rights and Reproductive Governance in Mexico (Stanford University Press)

Honorable Mentions

Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber (City College of New York) After Stories: Transnational Intimacies of Postwar El Salvador (Stanford University Press)

Levi Vonk (University of Virginia) with Axel Kirschner, Border Hacker: A Tale of Treachery, Trafficking, and Two Friends on the Run (Hachette Book Group)

2022 Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award

Winner

Anna Kirstine Schirrer (Columbia University) “Ancestral Lands, Ancestral Rights: International Jurisprudence and Collective Property in the Wake of the Plantation”

Honorable Mention

Joshua Mayer (UCLA) “Vigilance for Decolonization? Afro-Indigenous Responses to Dispossession in Nicaragua”

2021 Awards

2021 SLACA Book Prize

Winner

Yana Stainova (McMaster University) Sonorous Worlds: Musical Enchantment in Venezuela (University of Michigan Press)

Honorable Mention

Rebecca C. Bartel (San Diego State University) Card-Carrying Christians: Debt and the Making of Free Market Spirituality in Colombia (University of California Press)

2021 Arthur J. Rubel Book Prize

Winner

M. Bianet Castellanos (University of Minnesota)  Indigenous Dispossession: Housing and Maya Indebtedness in Mexico (Stanford University Press)

Honorable Mention

Tami Navarro (Drew University) Virgin Capital: Race, Gender, and Financialization in the US Virgin Islands (SUNY Press)

2020 Awards

SLACA Book Prize

Winner: Matilde Córdoba Azcárate (UC San Diego), Stuck with Tourism: Space, Power and Labor in Contemporary Yucatán (UC San Diego)

Honorable Mention: Hanna Garth (Princeton University), Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal (Stanford University Press)

Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award

Winner: Luísa Reis Castro (USC), “Mosquitos in Paradise: The geopolitics of knowledge and more-than-human work in the Northeast of Brazil.

2019 Awards

SLACA Book Prize

Winner: Amy Moran-Thomas (MIT), Traveling with Sugar: Chronicles of a Global Epidemic (University of California Press)Honorable Mention: Robert Samet (Union College), Deadline: Populism and the Press in Venezuela (The University of Chicago Press)

Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award

Winner: Vladimir Carballo Acuña (Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico), “Tallar las políticas mineras: la indeterminación en el diseño infraestructural de las esmeraldas y de la formalización minera en Colombia”

Honorable Mention: Adela Zhang, (Stanford University), “The Color of Modernity: Aesthetic Populism and Citizen Security Infrastructures in Lima.”

2018 Awards

SLACA Book Prize

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

Honorable Mention: Alexander L. Fattal (UC San Diego), Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia (University of Chicago Press).

Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award

Winner: Daniel Salas (Dalhousie University), “Practices of Double Curren