BRASA Honors Prof. Maxine Margolis with Lifetime Contribution Award

Professor Maxine Margolis, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of Florida will be awarded the BRASA Lifetime Contribution Award at a ceremony that will be take place at BRASA XII in London in August 2014. In a field of meritorious candidates, Dr. Margolis stands out for her more than forty years of extraordinary and unflagging commitment to the mission of our organization: the promotion of Brazilian Studies in the United States. As her numerous books, articles, and media appearances attest, she pioneered research on Brazilian immigration in this country, raising the profile of Brazil-US relations in the process. Virtually single-handedly, Professor Margolis invented the study of the Brazilian Diaspora, and she began research on this topic a full decade before others had even identified the relevant trends. Without her, we probably would not even have this subfield of Brazilian Studies. Dr. Margolis served BRASA in a number of capacities over the years, including taking on leadership roles on various committees. . Beyond that, she has mentored several generations of students at the University of Florida and provided support to many emerging colleagues in Brazil over the years. She has been an active networker and an outstanding contributor to the consolidation of BRASA as an internationally recognized professional organization.

BRASA Lifetime Contribution Award Committee:
James N. Green, Committee Chair, Brown University
Rebecca Atencio, Tulane University
Timothy J. Power, Oxford University