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: Carolina Salazar (left) and Maxwell Banks Grear (right).
2018 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize
Maxwell Banks Grear, Spanish and Portuguese
El Paquete Semanal: Informal Networks and Emerging Infrastructures in Cuban Media
Advisor: Javier Guerrero, Spanish and Portuguese
Carolina Salazar, Anthropology
Estar Con La Planta (Being with Plants): Ecologies of Knowledge and Ritual Healing in the Peruvian Amazon
Advisor: João Biehl, Anthropology
2018 Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies
No prize was awarded this year.