We enjoyed celebrating LASA’s fiftieth anniversary in New York City over the holiday weekend. We sold books and journals in our booth and welcomed our authors as they stopped by to pose with their books.
Congratulations to our LASA award winners. Fabiana Li’s Unearthing Conflict: Corporate Mining, Activism, and Expertise in Peru won honorable mention for the 2016 Bryce Wood Award for an outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English. Kirsten Weld’s Paper Cadavers:The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala was chosen the winner of the Recent History and Memory Book Award. And Political Landscapes: Forests, Conservation, and Community in Mexico by Christopher R. Boyer won the 2016 Best Book in Social Sciences, presented by LASA’s Mexico Section.
See additional photos on our Facebook page. Next year the LASA Congress is in Lima, Peru, which sounds amazing. We likely won’t have a big book sale there but hope we can participate in some other way.