Senior Thesis Prizes

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


STANLEY J. STEIN SENIOR THESIS PRIZE
IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

KENNETH MAXWELL SENIOR THESIS PRIZE
IN BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 7, 2021

Questions? Contact plas@princeton.edu
 


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2020 Program in Latin American Studies certificate students

2020 Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize

View the 2020 PLAS Class Day e-brochure

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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.


 

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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

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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.