On behalf of the Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund Committee — myself, Rachael Goodman, and Lauren Hayes — I am pleased to announce the two recipients of this year’s award for pre-dissertation research:

Dean Blumenfeld, Arizona State University, “Debt, Labor, and Specialization at the Colonial Latifundia: The Archaeological Investigation of Hacienda del Rincon, Mexico”


Bruno Ubiali, University of Georgia, “What is Productive Land? Indigenous and Farmers’ Cultural Notions of Land in an Agricultural Frontier Expansion”

A heartfelt thank you to the review committee and all of this year’s applicants. And congratulations and best of luck to both Dean and Bruno!

Read more about Rhoda Halperin Memorial Fund award here.

Laura Tilghman
Chair, Halperin Memorial Fund