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 2020, that began as a RMCLAS presentation. Please send articles
in pdf form via email or books to the physical addresses listed below. Deadline: February 15,

Cristoph Rosenmuller, Chair
Prof. Christoph Rosenmüller
Department of History, Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37132

Stephanie Mitchell
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140

Ann Twinam
University of Texas, Austin
1 University Station #B7000
Garrison Hall 101
Austin, Texas 78712-0220

Previous Award Winners:

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