Congratulations to David Yee for winning the Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship, which will allow him to continue his doctoral research on urban housing in Mexico City. For a look into David's thinking on the subject, check out his recent blog post, The Radiant City: Public Housing in Modern Mexico.
We would like to extend our thanks to Island Empanada for their continued support and sponsorship of our LACS Cafe events. We truly appreciate you!
Congratulations to Gonzalo Romero Sommer for winning the Conference on Latin American History Scobie Travel Award for pre-dissertation research. Gonzalo will travel to Peru this summer to preliminary research related to his proposed dissertation topic, "Electrifying Peru: The State, Infrastructural Power and the Geography of Modernity."
Congratulations to Sergio Pinto-Handler for winning the African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship from Boston College for 2017-18 , to write up his dissertation on transatlantic histories of abolition and the Brazilian abolition debate in the 19th century!
LACS Board Member and History Professor Lori Flores has just won the Immigration and Ethnic History Society's (IEHS) Best First Book Award for her work, Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale, 2016)