William M. LeoGrande Award & Prize

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The William M. LeoGrande Award

The School of Public Affairs and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies are pleased to announce the establishment of the William M. LeoGrande Award for the best book or article in Latin American or Latino Studies published by a member of the American University community. The $2,000 award will be given annually to the author of a book or article published during the preceding two years.

Nominations for the 2014 award will be accepted until January 31, 2014, and the winner will be announced by April 1, 2015, following evaluation by a multi-disciplinary committee comprised of scholars from AU and other institutions.

Nominations must include one copy of the book or article and a letter of no more than 750 words explaining its significance. Any published reviews and/or copies of evaluations by peer reviewers may be submitted as supporting materials. Nominations and accompanying materials should be sent to: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University, William M. LeoGrande Award Committee, 4545 42nd St. NW, Suite 308 Washington, DC 20016.

2013 Recipients:

Agustina Giraudy, Assistant Professor, AU School of International Service, “Varieties of Subnational Undemocratic Regimes: Evidence from Argentina and Mexico,” in Studies in Comparative International Development 48 (1): 51-80 (2013)

T. Garrett Graddy, Assistant Professor, AU School of International Service, “Situating in Situ: A Critical Geography of Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation in the Peruvian Andes and Beyond,” in Antipode 46 (2): 426-454 (2014) (first published online August 30, 2013)

2012 Recipient:

Todd A. Eisenstadt, Professor of Government, AU School of Public Affairs, Politics, Identity, and Mexico's Indigenous Rights Movements (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

 

The William M. LeoGrande Prize

The School of Public Affairs and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University are pleased to announce the establishment of the William M. LeoGrande Prize for the best book on U.S.-Latin American relations. This $1,000 prize will be awarded annually to the author or editor of a book published in Spanish, English or Portuguese during the preceding two years.

Nominations for the 2014 award will be accepted until January 31, 2014, and the prizewinner will be announced by April 1, 2015, following evaluation by a multi-disciplinary committee comprised of scholars from AU and other institutions.

Nominations must include one copy of the book and a letter of no more than 750 words explaining its significance. Any published reviews and/or copies of evaluations by peer reviewers may be submitted as supporting materials. Nominations and accompanying materials should be sent to: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University, William M. LeoGrande Prize Committee, 4545 42nd St. NW, Suite 308 Washington, DC 20016.

2013 Recipient:

Kathleen C. Schwartzman, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona, The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas (Cornell University Press, 2013)

2012 Recipients:

Alexandra Délano, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, The New School, New York, Mexico and Its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848 (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

José Ángel Hernández, Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mexican American Colonization during the Nineteenth Century: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

 

About the William M. LeoGrande Award and the William M. LeoGrande Prize

The William M. LeoGrande Award and the The William M. LeoGrande Prize were established in 2012 to honor William M. LeoGrande’s tenure as Dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs from 2003 to 2012. The endowed award was made possible through the financial support of alumni, friends, and colleagues of Professor LeoGrande.

One of the world’s most accomplished scholars in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy, Professor LeoGrande continues to serve as a professor of government at American University. He has written five books, including Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977 – 1992. Most recently, he was co-editor of A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution.

Professor LeoGrande has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, and a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs. His articles have appeared in various international and national journals, magazines and newspapers.