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.
2023 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.
‘Te Abre un Mundo’: A World Opens to You’ In and Out of the
Clinical Gaze In Tijuana Migrant Healthcare
Thesis Adviser: João Biehl
Liam G. Seeley
Spanish and Portuguese
Vegetal Cartographies: Plant Aesthetics for After the End
Thesis Advisers: Rachel Price & Javier Guerrero
2023 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.
Nicole R. Martin
Civil and Environmental Engineering
On Sunken Land: The Environmental and Social Impacts of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil
Thesis Adviser: Reed Maxwell