Book prize for Levenson

adiosCongratulations to Professor of History Deborah Levenson who was awarded the New England Council of Latin American Studies’ Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize for her publication Adiós Niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death (Duke University Press, 2013). The citation reads, in part: “Without shirking from addressing the truly horrible crimes committed by the gangs, [Deborah Levenson] shows the economic, political, and social conditions that fomented them and continue to incubate future gang members. Using interviews, conversations, and oral histories, she provides an empathic portrait of gang members, their families, and friends to present a nuanced understanding of Guatemala City life inside and outside of gang life. What makes Levenson’s book so convincing and her so successful at describing gang members and their lives is the way she sews them together with her own personal experiences.”

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One Response to Book prize for Levenson

  1. Martin Summers says:

    Congratulations Deborah! Well-deserved! – Martin

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