Jane's Essay Prize Winners


Year Winner Topic
2014 Sela Brown "Yo Prefiero Bolivianos:” Perecepciones y Prejucios de los Inmigrantes in Arica Chile” [English] "" I prefer Bolivians: "Perceptions and prejudices of immigrants in Arica Chile"
2013b Marc Alsina Argentine Political Law and the Recurring Breakdown of Democracy”
2013a Leah Smith "Potent Minds and Sterile Bodies: Desire, Decisions and Reproductive Agency Amongst Surgically Sterilized, Low-Income Women in Salvador, Brazil”
2012 Maya Jacob

De la Fragmentancion a la Unidad: Familias Transnacionales Cochabambinas y las Relaciones a Larga Distancie a Consecuencia de la Migracion a los Estados Unidos”

2011 Victoria Negus '12 "Reconocimiento, aceptacion y apoyo de un pueblo sin voz: Migracion y organizaciones sociales en Santiago, Chile"
2011 Jared Fitterman '12
Honorable Mention
"Ideologies of Negritude in Brazilian and American Hip Hop"
2010 Mariel Gruszko '10 "Mediating Discourses on Indigeneity:  Indigenous Media in Guatemala and the Struggle for Legalization"
2009 Juliana Buenaventura '09 "An Assessment of President Alvaro Uribe's Counterinsurgency Measures Against the FARC in Colombia"
2008 Katie Kelly-Hankin '08


Hannah Ramer '08

"Mujeres en la Lucha: El papel de las mujeres en la resistencia contra la mineria del cobre en la zona de Intag"

"Decididos luchar: El impacto en la comunidad de confrontaciones entre una transnacional minera y comunidades locales"

2007 Pesha Black '07  "Growing in the Spirit: Framing the Pentecostal Expansion in Managua, Nicaragua"
2006 Loretta Stein '06 "Determinants of Disease: An Analysis of Health and Health Care in the Dominican Republic"
2005 Jonathan Landesman '05 "The Transformation of Nicaraguan Guerilla Leaders into Democratic Political Actors"
2004 Paul Adler '04 "Fighting the Revolution Through Other Means: Guatemalan Leftist Political Parties in the Post-War Period"
2003 Sabrina Assayag '03 "The Reality of Immigration: The Brazilian Community in Massachusetts"
2002 Sarah Katel '02 "The United States and the Trujillo Regime"
2001 Tova Neugut '01 "Grenada 'as One People, One Family' Healing Rifts of October 1983"
2000 Seth Passo '01 "The Importance of Jews and Conversos in the History of Colonial Brazil through the Dutch Conquest"
1999 Ben Singerman '99 "The Amazon Worlds Story"
1998 Susan Francis '99 "Factores culturales y sociales que contribuyen a la prevalencia del parasitismo en Los Martires de Santiago de Los Caballeros, Republica Dominicana"
1997 Matthew Freeman '97 "Tragedy at Tlatelolco"
1996 Wendy Burk '97 "Development and the Drug Trade in Colombia"
1995 Odessa Deffenbaugh '95 "Breaking Down the Doors of Docility: Women Workers and Corporate Impunity on the U.S.-Mexican Border"
1994 David Lawrence '94 "Coping with 1988: Carlos Salinas and the Battle for Legitimacy"