Professor Emeritus Richard Graham selected for prestigious award from Conference on Latin American History (CLAH)
He will receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the CLAH at their annual meeting to be held in Boston, Mass., Jan. 6-9, 2011.
Posted: October 22, 2010
The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1969 to honor an individual who has made enduring and substantial contributions in furthering the study of Latin American history in the United States. Professor Emeritus Richard Graham held the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor Chair in the Department of History.
The CLAH is affiliated with the American Historical Association (AHA) and holds its meeting in conjunction with the AHA's annual convention.
A few excerpts from the CLAH Fall 2010 Newsletter:
"Richard Graham has served our profession as an outstanding scholar, teacher, mentor of graduate students, editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review and a principal figure in the establishment of the field of Brazilian History as a major area in the study of Latin American History in the U.S.
"Born in Brazil to an American missionary father and Brazilian mother, he has always bridged the two cultures. He studied under Lewis Hanke at the University of Texas and received his Ph.D. in 1961. His Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil won the Bolton Prize in 1969 and his subsequent Patronage and Politics in Nineteenth century Brazil (1990) has been a major influence on scholarship since its publication.
"In all, he has published five books and five edited volumes, and although he retired from the University of Texas in 1999, he has a newly released monograph on the production and marketing of food in Bahia, Feeding the City: From Street Market to Liberal Reform in Salvador, Brazil, 1780-1860.
"He taught at Cornell, University of Utah, and at University of Texas from 1970-1999 where he was a major force in the training of graduate students, many of whom have become leaders in this field and who all speak of his warmth, his rigor, and his guidance with fondness and respect."
The Department of History is honored to have such an esteemed and prodigious scholar as a colleague.