Alexander Stephens, PhD candidate in history, is the 2022-2023 recipient of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Alfredo D. & Luz Maria P. Gutierrez Dissertation Award for his dissertation, “Excludable: Cubans, Migration, and Carceral States, 1959-1996.”

LACS offers one PhD candidate the Gutierrez Dissertation Award each year to support dissertation write-up. We particularly encourage dissertation projects that have interdisciplinary appeal. After a thorough review of many wonderful proposals this year, the LACS selection committee is pleased to recognize the high quality of Alexander's scholarly work.

To learn more about the award and the donors, click here.