2019 CALACS Graduate Essay Prize Awarded

It is with great pleasure that the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) announces the recipient of the 2019 CALACS Graduate Essay Prize Winner: Gabrielle Pannetier Leboeuf, for her paper, "Misoginia y necropolíticas de género en la frontera méxico-estadounidense: el caso de las producciones audiovisuales sobre narco."  

The essay by Gabrielle Pannetier Leboeuf was selected because of its originality, as well as its contributions to feminist readings of film and the problems of narco violence in the Mexico-US borderlands area.  It is fascinating, very well written and clear in its arguments.

Gabrielle Pannetier Leboeuf is a doctoral student in the Études hispaniques at l’Université de Montréal. She presented her paper at the CALACS Congress on Friday, May 10 as part of a series of three panels on "Precariedad, vulnerabilidad y (necro)política en las producciones culturales latino/americanas ".

The CALACS Graduate Essay Prize aims to provide recognition to the most outstanding essay-length contribution by a graduate student conducting research on Latin America or the Caribbean to be presented at the annual CALACS Congress. The essays were adjudicated by a three-person jury, through a double-blind review process. The jury and CALACS would like to congratulate all nominees for the outstanding quality of their submission and thank them for participating in the competition. 

Honourable Mention

The essay “Las comidas profundas (1997) de Antonio José Ponte: Metaforizando o “el complot está en la piña” by Catia Corriveau-Dignard, a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto, was recognized with an honourable mention at the 2019 CALACS Congress.  Her essay presents a very original and compelling literary analysis of Cuban writer Ponte’s work.  It also offers valuable insights into food in Cuba during the Special Period.