2017 CALACS Graduate Essay Prize Awarded

It is with great pleasure that the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) announces the recipient of the 2017 CALACS Graduate Essay Prize Winner: Mateo Carrillo, for his paper, "Migrant Flows: Irrigation and Transformation in Western Mexico, 1940 to 1964."

The jury agreed unanimously on the selection of this paper for the CALACS graduate student essay prize. The jury found that it was a compelling paper that presents a strong and convincing argument using a variety of crucial archival materials that were consulted on site. In particular, the jury commends its original insights on the history of Mexican migration to the United States and the effects of global capitalism on agricultural sustainability in Mexico.

Mateo Carrillo is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Stanford University. He will be presenting his paper at the CALACS Congress on Sunday June 4, 8:30-10:20 in panel 3: "Migración y movilidad transfronterizas: logística y política, 1940s-1960s".

Please join us in celebrating the award winner at a special Reception, at the upcoming CALACS Congress, Saturday June 3 at 7:00pm in the Delta Hotel in Guelph. For more information, please consult the Congress program: https://www.can-latam.org/congress/2017/home.

The CALACS Graduate Essay Prize is a new award, in its second year. Its aim is to provide recognition to the most outstanding essay-length contribution by a graduate student scholar conducting research on Latin America or the Caribbean to be presented at the annual CALACS Congress. The essays were adjudicated by a three person jury, through a double blind review process. The jury and CALACS would like to congratulate all nominees for the outstanding quality of their submission and thank them for participating in the competition.

CALACS (www.can-latam.org) is a diverse and vibrant Canadian based international scholarly organization that promotes disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Association disseminates and mobilizes knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporas through networks and partnerships in Canada and abroad.

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