Publications and Awards

AWARDS

Caroline Davidson, First Place Term Paper, Minnesota Economic Association Undergraduate Student Paper Contest (2012).

Julia Smith, Fulbright IIE Fellowship to Mexico (2011-12). 

Diego Melo Ascensio, Public Policy and International Affairs, University of Michigan  (2011). 

Marichel Mejia, Live It grant to work with the United Farm Workers (2010). 

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

Julia Smith.  2011.  "The Essential Role of Education in the Microfinance Strategy: A Commentary on Contemporary Neoliberalism." Journal of Undergraduate International Studies, Vol. 11 (Fall): 64-75. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Jeanne Stuart “Political Agency in the Era of Obama and Evo: Local Legacies of Contestation in Atlanta and La Paz,” paper presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association, University of Texas (February 2014).

Rebecca Jackson “Broadcasting Decolonization: Community Media in El Alto, Bolivia,” paper presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association, University of Texas (February 2013).

Leif Johnson, “Concientización: Framing Processes and Mobilization in the Migrant Solidarity Movement,” paper presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association, University of Texas (February 3-5, 2011).

Julia Smith, “Situación Gravísima: The Essential Role of Education in the Microfinance Strategy,” paper presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies Student Association, University of Texas (February 3-5, 2011).

STUDENT-FACULTY COLLABORATION

Paul Dosh and Nicole Kligerman. “Women’s Voices on the Executive Council: Popular Organizations and Resource Battles in Bolivia and Ecuador,” Latin American Perspectives 37, 4 (July 2010): 214-237.

Paul Dosh, Nicole Kligerman, James Lerager, and Jesús Valencia. “Portraits of Leadership: Women and Resource Battles in Bolivia and Ecuador,” Documentary Photography & Research Project (October 2010). 

Paul Dosh and Nicole Kligerman. “Correa vs. Social Movements: Showdown in Ecuador,” NACLA Report on the Americas 42, 5 (September 2009): 21-24. “Correa vs. Movimientos Sociales: Conflicto en Ecuador,” translated by César Flores.   

Paul Dosh and Nicole Kligerman. “Under Fire: Ecuador’s Acción Ecológica,” NACLA Report on the Americas 42, 5 (September 2009).  “Bajo Fuego: Acción Ecológica de Ecuador,” translated by César Flores.

Latin American Studies Award for Excellence and Innovation

This award recognizes a Latin American Studies student for academic excellence and scholarly innovation, including original field or archival research.

2013- Caroline Davidson

2012- Kaitlyn Henderson

James B. Stewart Award for Engaged Scholarship in Latin American Studies

This award recognizes a Latin American Studies student with a demonstrated commitment to the integration of scholarship and community engagement.  The award honors the work of Emeritus History Professor Jim Stewart, founder of Macalester’s Latin American Studies program and an expert on the processes and politics of conquest, labor systems, and slavery in the Americas.  In 2010 he founded Historians Against Slavery, a 21st century abolitionist group dedicated to harnessing historical knowledge to combat modern slavery.

Nominations invited every year, but may be awarded in alternate years at the discretion of the awards committee.

2013- Isela Xitlali Gómez Ramírez

2012- Diego Melo Ascensio