Friedrich Katz Prize

The American Historical Association offers the Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean History, which honors Friedrich Katz, an Austrian-born specialist in Latin American history, whose nearly 50-year career inspired dozens of students and colleagues in the field. See the list of past recipients.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. The prize will be awarded annually to the best book published in English focusing on Latin America, including the Caribbean.
  2. Books bearing a copyright of 2019 are eligible for the 2020 prize.
  3. Nomination submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. Authors or publishers may submit the same book for multiple AHA prizes.
  4. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  5. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Katz Prize Entry.” Print copies preferred unless otherwise indicated. If only e-copy is available, please contact review committee members beforehand to arrange submission format.

Please Note: Given the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we are adjusting the submission process for AHA Book Prizes:

  • Nominators must complete the online prize submission form by MAY 15.
  • When possible, nominators are also encouraged to send hard copies (or e-books, if hard copies are unavailable) by the May 15 deadline to provide prize committees with ample time to review submissions.
  • However, we are extending the deadline to receive hard copies of books by JUNE 15.

Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2020 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2021 AHA annual meeting in Seattle.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

The online submission form deadline has now passed, and we are no longer accepting nominations. Only books submitted through the form prior to May 15 will be considered for 2020 prizes. Hard copies of nominations submitted through the online form prior to May 15 can be received by prize judges until June 15, 2020.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Laura Adderley
PO Box 15615
New Orleans, LA 70175-5615
adderley@tulane.edu

Raymond Craib
324 Brookfield Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
rbc23@cornell.edu

Jerry Davila
PO Box 653
Urbana, IL 61803
jdavila@illinois.edu

Lillian Guerra
2427 NW 29th Pl.
Gainesville, FL 32605
lillian.guerra@ufl.edu
Rachel O'Toole
4 Blake Ct.
Irvine, CA 92617
rotoole@uci.edu