Marysa Navarro-Aranguren is a Professor Emerita of History and the Charles A. and Elfriede A. Collis Professor Emerita in History at Dartmouth College.


She joined the Dartmouth College History Department in 1968 and taught courses on the Spanish Conquest, the History of Brazil, the History of Contemporary Latin America, Slavery, Revolution and Bureaucratic Authoritarianism.


She has written and edited several books on Rightwing Thought in Argentina, Eva Perón, Women’s History and Women’s Studies, as well as numerous articles.


Since her retirement she has been appointed Resident Scholar at the David Rockefeller Institute for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Dr. Navarro-Aranguren supported NECLAS in numerous roles for thirty years and most recently was Secretary-Treasurer of NECLAS from 2004- 2013.


In honor of her efforts, NECLAS now offers the annual Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize.

Marysa Navarro Book Prize Winners

2019: Zeb Tortorici (New York University). Sins Against Nature. Sex and Archive in Colonial New Spain. Duke UP, 2019.

2018: Alvaro Jarrín (The College of the Holy Cross) The Biopolitics of Beauty.  Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil, University of California Press, 2017.

2017: Camilo Trumper. Ephemeral Histories: Public Art, Politics and the Struggle for the Street in Chile. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.

2016: Karen Morrison. Cuba's Racial Crucible: The Sexual Economy of Social Identities, 1750-2000. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2015.

2015: Ada Ferrer. Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

2014: Deborah Levenson. Adiós Niño, The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2013.

2013: Isaac Campos. Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

2012: Amy Chazkel. Laws of Chance: Brazil’s Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2011.

2011: Federico Finchelstein. Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence, and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919-1945. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2010.


2010: Enrique Mayer. Ugly Stories of the Peruvian Agrarian Reform. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2009.

2009: Aviva Chomsky. Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2008.

2008: Gineta Candelario. Black Behind the Ears: Dominican Identity From Museums to Beauty Shops. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2007.

2007:  Mark Overmeyer-Velazquez. Visions of the Emerald City: Modernity, Tradition and the Formation of Porfirian Oaxaca, Mexico. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2006.

2006: Deborah J. Yashar. Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

2005: Walter E. Little. Mayas in the Marketplace: Tourism, Globalization, and Cultural Identity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

2004: Nancy P. Appelbaum. Muddied Waters: Race, Region, and Local History in Colombia, 1846–1948. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2003.

2003: Martha K. Huggins. Mika Haritos-Fatouros, Philip G. Zimbardo, Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

2002: Carmen Diana Deere  and Magdalena León,  Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.

2001: Javier Auyero. Poor People′s Politics: Peronist Survival Networks and the Legacy of Evita. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2001. 

2000: Rolena Adorno  and Patrick Charles Pautz. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life, and the Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

©2019 by New England Council of Latin American Studies. Photographs courtesy of the artist: Nana Asare.