NEWS: “Walls, Bridges, and Borders in the Americas, November 11-13, 2021.”, IAS Prize for Best Thesis or Dissertation and IAS Prize for Best Thesis or Dissertation and IAS Prize for Best Essay or Article in Inter-American Studies

“Walls, Bridges, and Borders in the Americas,”

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sixth Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS), “Walls, Bridges, and Borders in the Americas,” at Texas A&M International University was postponed. The conference has been rescheduled to take place in November 11-13, 2021.

The conference will be offered in a hybrid modality (in-person and online), and participants will be able to choose whether they travel to Laredo and participate in-person (in accordance with the possibilities afforded by the pandemic), or if they prefer to stay at their home countries and cities and be part of the conference in a virtual manner. In the eventuality of the COVID-19 pandemic resurging at the time of the conference, all participations will move online.

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CONVOCATORIA (ESPAÑOL)


IAS Prize for Best Thesis or Dissertation and

IAS Prize for Best Essay or Article in Inter-American Studies

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 competition was also postponed. We are now announcing a new deadline for the submissions: June 30, 2021. There are again two awards, one for the best master’s or doctoral thesis and one for the best article or essay in Inter-American Studies completed since December 2018.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 competition was also postponed. We are now announcing a new deadline for the submissions: June 30, 2021. There are again two awards, one for the best master’s or doctoral thesis and one for the best article or essay in Inter-American Studies completed since December 2018. Submitted work does not yet need to be in print to be considered. Only work in Spanish or in English can be submitted. Each award carries a cash prize of 300 euros (c/330 U.S. dollars).

Contestants who would like to have their work considered will need to join the association. If you would like to do so, please go to http://www.interamericanstudies.net/?page_id=26 (in English) or to http://www.interamericanstudies.net/?page_id=135 (in Spanish).

Please be advised that members with student status may ask for their membership fees to be waived. To ask for a fee waiver, please contact our treasurer, Dr. Astrid Haas at treasurer@interamericanstudies.net with proof of your student status.

1. To submit work to be considered for the award for best master’s or doctoral thesis completed since December 2018, please send your thesis as a WORD and PDF file as well as an abstract of one page or less to the three jury members:

 

- Graciela Martínez-Zalce (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) at zalce@servidor.unam.mx 

- Antonio Barrenechea (University of Mary Washington) at abarrene@umw.edu 

- Alejandra Bottinelli (Universidad de Chile) at alejandra.bottinelli@gmail.com

2. To submit work to be considered for the award for best academic article or essay completed/published since December 2018, please send your article or essay as a WORD and PDF file as well as an abstract of one page or less to the three jury members:

- Luz Angélica Kirschner (South Dakota State University), Chair at Luz.Kirschner@sdstate.edu 

- Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (University of Leipzig, Germany) at pisarz@server1.rz.uni-leipzig.de

- Emron Esplin (Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, USA) at emronesplin@gmail.com

Members of the IAS Executive Board and of the IAS Advisory Board are not eligible to participate in the prize competitions. The winners of both awards will be announced at the business meeting of the International Association of Inter-American Studies at the VI Biennial Conference of the IAS at Laredo, Texas, November, 2021. Award recipients who are not present at that meeting will receive their award and prize by mail.