Senior Thesis Prizes

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.

Stanley J. Stein & Kenneth Maxwell Thesis Prize Winners
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 WilliamsAnthropology, 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