Student Paper Award

The Latinx Geographies Specialty Group is pleased to announce the second annual award for best graduate student paper on a topic pertaining to Latinx geographies. Papers submitted could address the structures that affect Latinx lives on local, national, and/or global scales, as well as the cultural, racial and/or political geographies of Latinx peoples. With support from Environment and Planning D: Society & Space, the winner will receive a $400 award and the opportunity to consult with a Society & Space editor for advice on manuscript submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

For consideration, applicants must send complete papers as a PDF attachment to by March 15, 2020. Papers must be between 5,000 to 8,000 words including references and notes; word count should be shortened commensurate with use of tables, images or other media. Submissions over the word count will not be considered. Only manuscripts written by a graduate student will be considered; co-authorship with research partners or other collaborators is encouraged, but co-authored papers with a faculty member are not eligible. Authors must be current LxG members and papers should be presented at the 2020 AAG meeting in Denver, Colorado. One (1) award will be given each year.

The results of the LxG Student Paper Award competition will be formally announced at the LxG Business Meeting, and the awardee’s name and paper title will be forwarded to the AAG for publication in the AAG Newsletter.

Awardees By Year

2019: Alana de Hinojosa, “Unruly Terrains of Struggle: The unresolved space of El Chamizal”