Jody Pavilack, associate professor of history at the University of Montana, has won an international award and a significant regional award for her book “Mining for the Nation: The Politics of Chile’s Coal Communities from the Popular Front to the Cold War.”
The book received the 2012 Bryce Wood Award for outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in English over an 18-month period. The Bryce Wood Award is the highest book honor given by the Latin American Studies Association and is one of the most prestigious accolades a scholar of Latin America in the areas of humanities or social sciences can receive.
Pavilack accepted the award at the 30th International Congress of the LASA held in San Francisco in May. LASA is the largest professional organization in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.
In March Pavilack’s book also won the prestigious Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies Thomas McGann Award for outstanding monograph by a member.