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 2022, that began as a RMCLAS presentation. Due to global shipping challenges across the world this year RMCLAS will accept book nominations in either a physical or e-book/pdf submission. If both are an option, our readers would appreciate access to both. To be eligible, candidates must be members for two out of three years including the present year. Deadline: TBD.

Previous Award Winners:

2022, Vanessa de Veritch Woodside, University of Washington, Tacoma for her book Ripped Apart: Unsettling Narratives of Transnational Migration. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2021

Honorable Mention: Christina Bueno, Northern Illinois University for “The Tangled Journey of the Cross of Palenque” in Museum Matters: Making and Unmaking Mexico’s National Collections edited by Miruna Achim, Susan Deans-Smith, Sandra Tozental. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2021, pp. 111-134.

2021, Patricia Harms, Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954, University of New Mexico Press

2020, Natalia Milanesio, ¡Destape! Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina, University of Pittsburgh Press

Honorable Mention, Sonia Lipsett-Rivera. The Origins of Macho: Men and Masculinity in Colonial Mexico, University of New Mexico Press

2019, Rachel Corr, Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy, University of Arizona Press

2016 Ann Twinam,
Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies

2015 Michelle McKinley,

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

2014 Dana Velasco Murillo,
“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,
“Projecting Pornography and Mapping Modernity in Mexico City,” Journal of Urban History, May 2012.

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

2011 Christina Bueno,
“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,
With Our Labor and Sweat: Indigenous Women and the Formation of Colonial Society in Peru, 1550-1700, Stanford University Press