Senior Thesis Prizes

PLAS honors compelling undergraduate scholarship, supporting two awards that recognize stellar thesis work. The Stanley Stein Senior Thesis Prize honors those who focus on a Latin American or Caribbean topic. The Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis is awarded for the best thesis on a topic specifically related to Brazil.

group photograph of the winners

2019 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize

Stein winnersKatharine Reed, History
Myths of Revolution: Development and State Violence in Mexico, 1968-1976
Advisor: Jeremy Adelman, History

Jordan Salama, Spanish and Portuguese
The Illusion of Memory: Four Weeks Down Colombia’s Magdalena River
Advisor: Christina Lee, Spanish and Portuguese

2019 Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies

Maxwell winnerAlexandra Kersley, History
"Com Asas Te Imagino” Brazils’ Amnesty Movement and the 1979 Lei da Anistia
Advisor: Robert Karl, History