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The Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology announced the winners of its 2013 graduate student prizes at the AAA Annual Meetings held in Chicago this past November. Please join us in congratulating the following graduate students on their outstanding papers!

Roseberry Nash Graduate Student Award

Yana Stainova (Brown U), for her paper “Society Fragility and the Sonorous Gift: the Social Resonance of Classical Music in the Youth Orchestras of Venezuela’s El Sistema”

Honorable Mention for the Roseberry Nash Award: Justin Perez ( UC Irvine) for his paper “In His Death a New Political Movement May Find Life”: Cyber Hagiography and Anti-discrimination Law in Chile”

White Gradate Student Award in Applied and Public Anthropology

Jordan Levy (U Western Ontario) for his paper “Schoolteachers and National ‘Public’ Education in Honduras: Navigating the Reforms and Re-Founding the State.”

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