Call for Submissions – The Alfred B. Thomas Book Award

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The Alfred B. Thomas Award is awarded annually for the best book on a Latin American subject published by a SECOLAS member in the previous year. Co-authored works may be considered, but not anthologies or edited works. Books may be in any language. Authors must have been members of SECOLAS for the two calendar years preceding the year in which the prize will be awarded and the year the award is given.

Selection of the winning book is made by a committee of three members, at least one of whom is not a historian, selected by the Executive Committee. Members serve for three years on a rotating basis.

For this year’s competition, authors must have been members of SECOLAS in 2019 and 2020 and in good standing in 2021.

This competition is for books published in 2020.

DEADLINE: have your publisher get a copy of the book to each member of the committee by Friday, January 22, 2021.

Have your publisher send a copy of your book to each of the following committee members:

Beau D.J. Gaitors (2021, Chair)
915 Volunteer Blvd
6th Floor, Dunford Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996

Angela Willis (2022)
Department of Hispanic Studies
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035

David Dalton (2023)
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Department of Languages and Culture Studies
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

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The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) is a non-political and non-profit association of individuals interested in Latin America established in 1953. Its objectives are the promotion of interest in Latin America, scholarly research pertaining to Latin America in all fields, and the increase of friendly contacts among the peoples of the Americas. SECOLAS is a 501(c)3 organization.