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 2020 are eligible for the 2021 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: Entries must be received by May 15, 2021, to be eligible for the 2021 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2021 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2022 AHA annual meeting in New Orleans.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

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

Laura Rosanne Adderley
3011 Chippewa St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Lillian Guerra
2427 NW 29th Pl.
Gainesville, FL 32605

Rachel S. O'Toole
4 Blake Ct.
Irvine, CA 92617

Pablo A. Piccato
Columbia Univ.
Dept. of History
1180 Amsterdam Ave.
Mail Code 2527
New York, NY 10027

Daryle Williams
164 Henlopen Ave.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971