Camilo D. Trumper Awarded the Southern Cone Studies Section Book Prize by the Latin American Studies Association

Congratulations to Camilo D. Trumper on winning the Latin American Studies Association‘s Southern Cone Studies Section Book Prize for his book, Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics, and the Struggle for the Streets in Chile.

The LASA Southern Cone Studies Section Book Prize each year honors a book of exceptional merit published during the previous year by a scholar who is a section member and whose book contributes original scholarship to the field.

Ephemeral Histories has received considerable praise from reviewers, and we’re proud that Camilo’s work has earned this significant recognition.

“Bold and original, built upon repeated acts of disciplinary transgression, Ephemeral Histories is a remarkable work of historical recuperation. Rarely has the promise of interdisciplinarity been so vividly realized.”

— Raymond Craib, author of The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

With a sensitive eye for the ephemeral and the mundane, drawing from a diverse and neglected archive of public life, Trumper tells the story of a creative moment in Chilean and Latin American history, and explains the broad repression that followed it. His innovative approach to the public sphere offers new possibilities for a strongly conceptualized yet empirically rich history of politics and culture.”

— Pablo A. Piccato, Columbia University


Camilo D. Trumper is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latin American History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.