Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award

Eduardo Lozano
Memorial Dissertation Award

The Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award committee invites all faculty affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies to consider nominating graduate students for the Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award competition. Eligible dissertations must have been completed—both defended and approved—between September 2020 and August 2021.

The Eduardo Lozano Award is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation at the University of Pittsburgh on a topic related to Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latin American communities in other countries. The award was created to honor the life and work of Eduardo Lozano, who founded the Latin American collection at Hillman Library and directed it until his death in August 2006. It is funded by annual contributions from the Center for Latin American Studies as well as donations to the Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award Fund. The student authoring the winning dissertation will receive an award in the amount of $1,000.00.

Only dissertations of the very highest quality and originality should be nominated, and each nomination must be accompanied by a two-page statement from the faculty nominator(s) justifying the nomination on the basis of quality and originality. While there is no formal limit on the number of nominations from a given department, program, or school for the award, only under very special circumstances—which should be discussed by the CLAS-affiliated faculty within the nominating unit—should a given department, school, or program submit more than two nominations annually for the award. The nominated dissertations will be evaluated by a selection committee of CLAS faculty.

The deadline for submission of nominations for this year's competition is Monday, December 6, 2021.

Nominations should be sent via e-mail to: Luis Van Fossen Bravo ( with a Subject line: Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Award

Nomination packets must include:

  1. A cover sheet with the name(s) of the nominating faculty member(s), the name of the nominated student, and the title and abstract of the dissertation;
  2. A statement from the nominating faculty member(s) justifying the nomination;
  3. The signed University of Pittsburgh, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Approval Form; and
  4. An electronic copy of the dissertation.