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Joanne Rappaport and Tom Cummins Win the Bryce Wood Book Award

June 21st, 2013

A book co-authored by Joanne Rappaport  and Tom Cummins has won the Bryce Wood Book Award from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Dr. Rappaport is an anthropologist with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown. Dr. Cummins is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art at Harvard. Their book is Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes (Duke University Press, 2012).

The Bryce Wood Award is the highest book honor given by LASA and, as a statement by University of Montana for the previous winner says, it “is one of the most prestigious accolades a scholar of Latin America in the areas of humanities or social sciences can receive.”  The event was in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University.


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