2022 Tolman Award Winners

Adriana Tolentino Sousa


PhD student in Education 

Universidade de São Paulo 

“Eu sou tudo o que eles não esperavam”: mulheres negras entre agência e estrutura racial.

Geovane Santos

PhD student in Latin American Studies 

Tulane University 

“Bola Sete and the legacy of misrepresentation in Bossa Nova – A Story of Racism, Narrative Building and Cultural Cancelation” 

Juliana Siqueira Franco

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PhD student in Philosophy 

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

“Gilda de Mello e Souza on Anita Malfatti: Challenges of a woman artist in the first phase of Brazilian modernism” 

Joao Batista N. Gregoire

PhD Candidate in History 

University of Kansas 

“The Forgotten Voices of Democracy: Black Political Activism under Brazil’s Military Rule.” 


The Jon M. Tolman Award is designed to assist students with their conference-related  expenses. This award is sponsored by BRASA and is intended for students who will present at BRASA 2024 Congress. The award for Brazil-based recipients traveling to the US to attend the BRASA conference will be the price of one economy-class round-trip ticket with $1200 limit. Awards for US-based recipients to cover travel expenses are for $500.

The committee will provide 4 awards. These awards will be given to 2 students based in Brazil and 2 students based in the USA/North America. Applicants are required to be BRASA members at the time of submission. Applications should include the following items:

  • Title and Abstract of paper being presented at BRASA 2024
  • A short description of no more than 1 single-spaced page of how the paper fits into the applicant’s thesis or dissertation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One recommendation, preferably from the applicant’s advisor (attached by the candidate in the same email with application)

Please submit all documents as a single PDF document to BRASAprizes@tulane.edu. The reference letter can be submitted separately, in this case please make sure to add the candidate name on the file name.

In the SUBJECT line, please write: Your full name + 2024 Tolman Award Application

Partial applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Deadline for application: January 15, 2024

Awards will be announced by February 1, 2024 and recipients will be recognized at the closing ceremony at BRASA XVII.