Virginia Sanchez Korrol Dissertation Award (VSKDA)

In 2018 the PRSA dissertation award was named in honor of Virginia Sanchez Korrol, a distinguished and foundational figure in our field. This award is intended to recognize the most notable Ph.D. dissertation produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial conference meetings. This competition is open without regard to particular topic, theme, approach or discipline. Dissertations deposited between June 2, 2016 and June 1, 2018 are eligible for consideration.

Nominations for this award can be made by any PRSA member, individual author, thesis advisor or thesis committee member. The Selection Committee’s commitment is to choose one from among all entries received 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.

The award is conferred during the biennial conference.

To present a dissertation for consideration, individuals nominating candidates should complete the relevant Online Dissertation Award Submission Form. In addition to submitting contact information, nominations and submissions are required to include the following materials:

  • a one page abstract;
  • advisor’s statement of completion;
  • author’s current C.V.
  • copy of the final, deposited thesis submitted for consideration.

For more information on the current Virginia Sanchez Korrol Dissertation Award, please visit the relevant Call for Dissertations page.