Senior Thesis Prizes

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

2021 student collage

2021 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize

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Brandon Dunlevy, Spanish and Portuguese

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Clandestinity, Resistance & Perceptions of Indigenous People in Castile


Regina Lankenau, School of Public and International Affairs

WEATHERING THE STORM: Harnessing Climate Migration from Central America To Advance the Sustainable Development Agenda


2021 Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies


Ashley Roundtree, Spanish and Portuguese

The Legends of Dandara. A Translation and Critical Analysis.