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.
2022 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize
This prize is awarded by PLAS each year to the student who writes the best senior thesis on a Latin American-related topic.
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Fernanda Romo Herrera Ibarrola, Politics
Theatre as Resistance in Guerrero: Contesting the Memory of State Violence from the Dirty War to Ayotzinapa
Thesis adviser: Deborah Yashar
2022 Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize
This prize is awarded by PLAS on behalf of the Firestone Library to the student who writes the best senior thesis related to Brazil.
Julian S. Alvarez, Spanish and Portuguese
From Biography to History: Frei Betto’s Dialectical Pedagogy and the Comunidades Eclesiais de Base
Thesis adviser: Pedro Meira Monteiro