PRSA Dissertation Award

The Puerto Rican Studies Association is once again pleased to open its biennial Dissertation Award Competition, the winner of which will be publicly announced at our Conference.

Intended to recognize and honor the most notable PhD dissertation produced in Puerto Rican Studies between our biennial conference meetings. This competition is open without regard to particular topic, theme, approach or discipline. 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.

To present a dissertation for consideration, individuals nominating candidates should submit the following via e-mail to each member of the Dissertation Award Committee listed below:

(1) a one page abstract and full copy (PDF) of the final, deposited thesis being submitted for consideration

(2) advisor’s statement of completion

(3) author’s current C.V.