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 Call for Nominations
Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 7, 2021
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2020 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize
View the 2020 PLAS Class Day e-brochure
Adam Chang, Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Networks in a World Unknown: Public WhatsApp Groups in the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis
Adviser: Miklos Z. Racz
Following graduation Adam will be a Jr. Data Scientist at IDinsight, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Anne Elizabeth Sidamon-Eristoff, Spanish and Portuguese
Children in Crisis: Trauma Exposure and Mental Health Outcomes Among Central American and Mexican Children Held in Immigration Detention at the United States-Mexico Border
Co- Advisers: Javier Guerrero and Catherine Jensen Peña
Following graduation Anne is hoping to carry out interdisciplinary neuroscience-policy/cultural studies work (but has not yet found a position).
2020 Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize in Brazilian and Portuguese Studies
Carolina Cantu, Anthropology
The Politics of Indigeneity in Brazil: From Colonial Representations to Indigenous Activism Today
Adviser: João Biehl
Following graduation Carolina will work as a special projects fellow at a charter school called New Foundations Charter School in Philadelphia as part of a Project 55 Fellowship.