Lily Pearl Balloffet has won the 2019 Sturgis Leavitt Award

Lily Pearl Balloffet has won the 2019 Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article from the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies for her article entitled “Argentine and Egyptian History Entangled: From Perón to Nasser” published in the Journal of Latin American Studies.

The Sturgis Leavitt Award given annually for the best article or book chapter on a Latin American or Iberian subject published by a SECOLAS member in the previous calendar year.

The committee, which included Dr. Aaron Coy Moulton, Dr. Steven Hyland, and Dr. Paul Worley, said of Dr. Balloffet’s article “The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Sturgis Leavitt Award Committee is delighted to announce the winner of the 2019 Sturgis Leavitt Award for Best Article, Lily Pearl Balloffet of the University of California at Santa Cruz for “Argentine and Egyptian History Entangled: From Perón to Nasser” in the Journal of Latin American Studies. Balloffet finds that Argentines frequently bridged their own experiences under Peronism with Egypt’s early decolonization. Tapping into an array of sources including government documents, regional newspapers, and more from Arabic speaking immigrants as well as non-Arab Argentines, the author reveals that Argentina often debated its political direction simultaneous with events in another part of the Global South. The Committee’s members were impressed at an examination that tied South America and the Middle East.”

Alison J. Bruey wins the 2019 Alfred B. Thomas Book Award

Alison J. Bruey’s book entitled Bread, Justice, and Liberty: Grassroots Activism and Human Rights in Pinochet’s Chile has won the 2019 Alfred B. Thomas Book Award for the best book on a Latin American subject published by a SECOLAS member in 2018.

The selection committee was composed of Dr. Corrie Boudreaux, Dr. Stephen Bunker, and Dr. Beau Gaitors.

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Students – submit your conference paper!

Students who presented at the 2019 annual meeting in Oaxaca may submit their conference paper for the Richmond Brown Graduate Student Travel Grant and the Edward H. Moseley Student Paper Award.

The top three submissions will receive the Richmond Brown Graduate Student Travel Grant, which includes a complimentary registration and banquet ticket for the 2020 meeting in Austin, Texas. The winner of the Moseley Award is chosen from the three Brown recipients.

Please send an electronic version of your paper to the selection committee by 5pm EST, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Papers should not be longer than 25 pages including notes, tables, and citations.

Award Committee:

Melissa Birkhofer (2019)
Department of English
Western Carolina University
mdbirkhofer@wcu.edu

Joe Lenti (2020)
Department of History
Eastern Washington University
jlenti@ewu.edu

Liz Moran (2021)
Department of Fine Art and Art History
Christopher Newport University
elizabeth.moran@cnu.edu

Submit your conference paper!

Consider submitting your conference paper for possible publication in the Annals issue of SECOLAS’ peer-reviewed journal The Latin Americanist. See below for further information. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2019

Contact Dr. Gregory Crider or Dr. Jürgen Buchenau if you have any questions.

URGENT – General Business Meeting postponed to 5:45pm

The General Business Meeting will start today at 5:45pm to allow all present members of the Executive Committee to attend from the start.

Historias 43 – Reginald Bess, SECOLAS’ incoming president

Dr. Reginald Bess, the incoming President of SECOLAS, spoke with Steven about his lifelong love for languages and the humanities and his dedication to teaching at HBCUs. They also discuss the enduring importance of language study for young Americans and what universities can do to innovate language programs.

Historias 43 – Reggie Bess

Tips for Travelers in Oaxaca

Many thanks to Carlos Sanchez Silva and Miguel Tinker Salas for providing this information for our participants.

Historias 42 – Mark Healey. Environmental Series: Water Politics in Western Argentina

Dr. Mark Healey, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Connecticut, spoke with Carlos about his research on the environment and governance in the Argentine Andes. They also talk wine, earthquakes, drum machines, concrete and a host of other things.

Historias 42 – Mark Healy

Additional resources:

The Ruins of the New Argentina: Peronism and the Remaking of San Juan after the 1944 Earthquake (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011)

Lago San Martin de los Andes
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