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 2019, that began as a RMCLAS presentation.

Previous Award Winners:

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, Florida Atlantic University, Interwoven: Andean Lives in Colonial Ecuador’s Textile Economy, University of Arizona Press

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).