The International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS), would like to promote research in the field of Inter-American Studies. Toward this end the association is announcing a competition for two awards, one for the best master's or doctoral thesis and one for the best article in Inter-American Studies completed since 2012. Submitted work does not yet need to be in print for it to be considered. Only work in Spanish or in English can be submitted. Each award carries a cash prize of 250 euros or 330 U.S. dollars.
Contestants who would like to have their work considered will need to join the International Association of Inter-American Studies. 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 the IAS treasurer at ¨firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of your student status.
To submit work to be considered for the award for best master's or doctoral thesis in Inter-American Studies completed since 2012, please send your thesis as a WORD or PDF file as well as an abstract of one page or less to the three jury members:
María Herrera-Sobek (University of California at Santa Barbara) at email@example.com
Graciela Martínez-Zalce (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sebastian Thies (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) at email@example.com
To submit work to be considered for the award for best academic article in Inter-American Studies completed since 2012, please send your article as a WORD or PDF file as well as an abstract of one page or less to the three jury members:
Olaf Kaltmeier (Universität Bielefeld) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yolanda Campos GarcÃa (Universidad de Guadalajara) at email@example.com
Gonzalo Portocarrero (Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is June 10, 2014. The winners of both awards will be announced at the business meeting of the International Association of Inter-American Studies in Lima, Peru on August 7, 2014. Award recipients who are not present at that meeting will receive their award and prize by mail.
Please feel free to distribute this call for submissions to friends and colleagues.