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.
Thesis prize winners (left to right): Ava Rose Hoffman, Nina Chausow and Charlotte Morris Williams.
2017 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize
Nina Chausow, Spanish and Portuguese, Co-Winner
El jardín de teorías que se bifurcan: Tracing a Path from Jorge Luis Borges to Pola Oloixarac
Charlotte Morris Williams, Anthropology, Co-Winner
Making the Descendants: The Return of Machu Picchu’s Artifacts to an Inca Nation
2017 Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies
Ava Rose Hoffman, Spanish and Portuguese, Winner
Everyday Violence: Representation and Resistance in Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil