Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Stone Center Holds Annual Spring Awards Ceremony

May 6th, 2010

On Monday, May 3, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies held its annual end of the year awards ceremony in the Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones Hall. The Stone Center recognized graduate and undergraduate student paper prizes in overall, humanities and social science categories, and presentations were given to honor the year’s best TA as well as student-selected awards for excellent graduate and undergraduate faculty. To see photos from the awards ceremony, please visit the Stone Center’s flickr site. The award ceremony also included the announcement of the winners and honorable mentions of the Stone Center’s first annual student photography competition. To see the winning photos, please visit the Stone Center’s flickr site.

Awards and Winners

LAGO Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award
David Ortiz, Department of Sociology

GSSA Outstanding Faculty Award
Martín Mendoza-Botelho, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

William J. Griffith Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Latin American Studies
Eric Mackintosh

LAGO Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award
Bradley Hentschel

Senior Scholar Award Recognition
Phillipa Chadd

The Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Undergraduate Paper on a Latin American Topic
Sean Higgins, “Discrepancies in the Data: What can we conclude about poverty and inequality in Brazil?” (Nominated by Dr. Nora Lustig)

The Stone Center Award for Best Campus-Wide Graduate Paper on a Latin American Topic
Bradley Hentschel, “International Intervention and the Monopoly on the Legitimate Use of Force: The Case of Colombia” (Nominated by Dr. David Ortiz)

The Alberto Vázquez Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor
Ashley Coleman, “Puff Daddy les ofrece un millón y le dijen que no: Reggaeton as Resistance to U.S. Political and Cultural Hegemony” (Nominated by Dr. Edith Wolfe)

The M. Karen Bracken Award for Best Undergraduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Major/Minor
Allison Bakamjian, “Chile’s Penguin Revolution: Student Response to Incomplete Democratization” (Nominated by Dr. Edith Wolfe)

The Donald Robertson Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Humanities by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student
Katharina Kniess, “Touristic Discourse and U.S.-Nicaraguan Relations: 1936-1964” (Nominated by Dr. Justin Wolfe)

The Richard E. Greenleaf Award for Best Graduate Paper in the Social Sciences by a Latin American Studies Graduate Student
John Ben Soileau, “Participatory Development and the Decentralization of Environmental Authority for a Sustainable Future of the Brazilian Amazon” (Nominated by Dr. Martín Mendoza-Botelho)

Photography Competition Winners

Graduate Competition
1st Place: Annelise Adams, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Stephen Jacobs, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Honorable Mention: William Faulkner, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Deborah Visco, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Alison Bays, School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Jaclyn Piccin, Payson Center for International Development

Undergraduate Competition
1st Place: Lacey Salberg, Anthropology

Honorable Mention: Davita Petty, Latin American Studies
Jennifer Wickham, Architecture

Undergraduate Summer Abroad Competition
1st Place: Katherine Ellison, Communication

Honorable Mention: Brett Schlesinger
Nora Murphy, Latin American Studies
Sean Higgins, Economics