Latin American Studies Association: Martin Diskin Dissertation Award - Honorable Mention

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LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Dissertation Award
The Martin Diskin Dissertation Award is made possible through the generosity of Oxfam America, LASA, and LASA members. This award is offered at each LASA International Congress to an outstanding junior scholar who embodies Professor Diskin’s commitment to the creative combination of activism and scholarship.
Dr. Martin Diskin was a vital member of the Latin American Studies Association and of Oxfam America. His passion towards the human rights movement and his guidance over grantmaking in Latin America proved to be invaluable. He was fervent about supporting justice and openly criticized the US foreign policy in Central America and Cuba. He demonstrated the value of being informed and strategic advocates. As Raymond Offenheiser remarked “his [was a] prophetic voice in a world so in need of courage and hopeful vision; his commitment to academic rigor in service of humanity”.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsLatin American Studies Association

Awarded at event

Event titleLatin American Studies Association (LASA) Annual Conference
LocationCatholic University of Peru , Lima, PeruShow on map
Period29 Apr 2017 → 1 May 2017