Judy Ewell Award


Judy Ewell Award for Best Publication on Women’s History (formerly Ligia Parra Jahn Award)

The Judy Ewell Award for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or written by a woman, and published in 2016, that began as a RMCLAS presentation. Please send articles via email or books to the regular mail addresses below. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Prize Committee:
Susan Deeds, Northern Arizona University
Mailing Address:
5326 E. Holmes, Tucson, AZ 85711

Amanda López, Saint Xavier University
Mailing Address:
Department of History and Political Science
Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Erika Hosselkus, University of Notre Dame
Mailing Address:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Previous Award Winners:

2016 Ann Twinam, University of Texas at Austin
Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies


2015 Michelle McKinley, University of Oregon

“Illicit Intimacies: Virtuous Concubinage in Colonial Lima,” Journal of Family History 39:3 (July 2014), 204-221.


2014 Dana Velasco Murillo, University of California San Diego
“Laboring Above Ground:  Indigenous Women in New Spain’s Silver-Mining District, Zacatecas, Mexico, 1620-1770,” The Hispanic American Historical Review 93:1 (2013), 3-32.


2013 Ageeth Sluis, Butler University
“Projecting Pornography and Mapping Modernity in Mexico City,” Journal of Urban History, May 2012.


2012 Yanna Yannakakis, Emory University
“Allies or Servants?  The Journey of Indian Conquistadors in the Lienzo of Analco,” Ethnohistory 58:4 (Fall 2011), 653-682.


2011 Christina Bueno, Northeastern Illinois University
“Forjando Patrimonio: The Making of Archaeological Patrimony in Porfirian Mexico,”  The Hispanic American Historical Review 90, no. 2 (May 2010): 215-246.


2008 Karen Graubart, University of Notre Dame
With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru, 1550-1700 (Stanford University Press, 2007).