Joshua Savala, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History, was awarded the José María Arguedas Prize for best article on Peru by the Peru Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). The prize is given annually by the Peru Section of LASA for an article on “any subject, evidencing a significant contribution to Peruvian academic knowledge during the year 2019.”
In August 2019, Savala published the article “Ports of Transnational Labor Organizing: Anarchism along the Peruvian-Chilean Littoral, 1916-1928” in the Hispanic American Historical Review where he examined local, national, and transnational forms of labor organizing. The article also makes up a portion of one chapter of Savala’s book manuscript. Savala will remain at Rollins as an assistant professor through the fall.