2012 PRSA Ph.D. Dissertation Award
During its October 24–28, 2012, 20th Anniversary Conference at the University at Albany (SUNY), PRSA announced that the Winner of its 2012 Ph.D. Dissertation Award is Marilisa Jiménez García (University of Florida), for “Every Child is Born a Poet”: The Puerto Rican Narrative within American Children’s Culture” (English Department, Ph.D. University of Florida).
In addition, the Dissertation Award Committee awarded an Honorable Mention citation to Johana Londoño (University at Albany, SUNY), for “Aesthetic Belonging: The Latinization of Space, Urban Design, and the Limits of the Barrio” (Program in American Studies, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University).
PRSA will publish soon a copy of the citations read at the 2012 conference awards ceremony by Professor Aldo Lauria–Santiago (Rutgers University), who chaired this year’s Dissertation Award Committee. The other members of the committee were Prof. Radost A. Rangelova (Gettysburg College, who was the winner of the inaugural PRSA Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2010), and Prof. Maritza Stanchich (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras).
PRSA wishes to express its most sincere gratitude to the all members of the Dissertation Award Committee for their work evaluating all submissions and choosing such a distinguished group of Puerto Rican Studies scholars.
2012 PRSA Ph.D. Dissertation Award Competition (EXPIRED)
Doctoral dissertations completed and filed between May 1, 2010 and June 1, 2012 were eligible for consideration.
Intended to recognize and honor the most notable PhD dissertation produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial conference meetings, this competition was open without regard to particular topic, theme, approach or discipline. Nominations for this award could have been made by any PRSA member, individual authors, their thesis advisors or thesis committee members. The Selection Committee’s commitment was from among all entries received to choose that one which, in its scholarly originality and overall excellence, best and most compellingly engages issues and concerns of Puerto Ricans and their communities and altogether represents an exceptionally distinguished contribution to the field of Puerto Rican Studies.
To present a dissertation for consideration, individuals nominating candidates had to submit the following to each member of the Dissertation Award Committee listed below, no later than June 1, 2012: (1) a one page abstract and full copy of the thesis being submitted for consideration; (2) advisor’s statement of completion and author’s current C.V.
Updated on February 23, 2013.