CALACS Honours Dr. Hendrik Kraay as its 2018 Distinguished Fellow

Dear CALACS Members, 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Hendrik Kraay was selected as the recipient of the Association's Distinguished Fellow Award for 2018.

This distinction is conferred to members and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to CALACS and whose actions have contributed to furthering its vision and mission.

Dr. Kraay has shown a deep commitment to CALACS. He served as chair of the CALACS Conference Organizing Committee in 2006 and in 2016. In addition, his professional activities have contributed substantially to advance CALACS's mission of providing an infrastructure and forum to support an interdisciplinary, international community of academics, researchers, young scholars, NGOs, Latin American and Caribbean communities and policy makers in Canada and beyond. In particular, his contribution to the Latin American Research Centre at the University of Calgary, his work as Editor of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies book series at the University of Calgary Press, his dedication to his many undergraduate and graduate students, his award-winning scholarship on the history of Brazil, and the professional networks he has created and maintained have made a significant contribution to the field.

CALACS ( is a diverse and vibrant Canadian-based international scholarly organization that promotes disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Association disseminates and mobilizes knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporas through networks and partnerships in Canada and abroad.