Anthony Bebbington

2014 Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award

It is a privilege, and indeed my pleasure, to present on behalf of CLAG the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award for 2014 to Professor Anthony Bebbington. The Sauer Award is given “in recognition for a corpus of important published work or other significant contribution towards Latin American geography. Recipients will be scholars who are leading authorities in specific research topics and geographic areas of Latin America. Recipients could also be scholars who research has made significant advancements towards fostering understanding of Latin America to broader audiences.” Tony Bebbington’s scholarship over nearly 25 years has been distinguished on all three criteria for the Sauer Award – through his contribution of an important corpus of published work, as a leading authority on rural change in Andean Latin America, and as scholar who has fostered a better understanding of social movements, indigenous peoples and resource exploitation in Latin America to audiences beyond our field.

Tony is an exceptionally productive and influential scholar whose work is widely read and discussed, not only in academic circles but in the world of policy and of politics. He is currently is the Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at Clark University where he serves as the Director of the Graduate School of Geography. In addition he holds the appointment of Professorial Research Fellow at Manchester University where he previously was Professor of Nature, Society and Development in the Institute for Development Policy and Management. An alum of Clark University, Tony is a 4th generation Sauerian who began his professional career in the public sector, working for two leading think tanks in the UK – ODI and IIED, and then the World Bank – before taking his first professorship at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Over his academic career, he has published prodigiously - 21 books and edited collections, 72 referred articles and 81 books chapters or related works. In 2009, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Tony Bebbington has contributed a highly original, creative and distinguished corpus of work in Latin American geography. His early work on NGOs in the Andes demonstrated the importance of rural indigenous institutions in mediating relations between rural peoples and their environment, showing how cultural identity, politics and local institutions are deeply intertwined and fundamentally transformative. This work established him as a leading authority on NGOs in Latin America during the 1990s, what for many was the ‘decade of the NGO’. His later research on social capital changed fundamentally how we think about the rural development process, livelihoods, and the potential for poverty reduction in putatively ‘marginal’ environments of the world like the Andes. His papers and books on social capital have been widely read and cited – by leading political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and agricultural economists who work on development issues around the world. And his most recent work on the mining sector of Latin America and its articulation with social movements and rural peoples is timely and attracting growing attention among scholars, the development community and national regulators.

As much as his distinguished published contributions, Tony has shown a remarkable capacity to open up new spaces for discovery and discourse both within and beyond the academy, often between opposing views, traditions or paradigms; from here he builds – critically but constructively – to a higher, more comprehensive, and distinctive synthesis. This ability is widely recognized among his peers – he is one of the most sought after authors, reviewers, discussants and editors in development studies and geography. With over one-half of his books published in Spanish and extended periods of residence spent in Peruvian and Ecuadorian research institutes, Tony has fostered a high level of enriching engagement with Latin American researchers, scholars and policy makers. His insight and advice are sought by many outside Latin America, from the U.S. State Department and Canada’s Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to the U.S. National Research Council and the World Bank. Tony Bebbington’s scholarship represents the very best of what Latin Americanist geographers can offer the broader development community, on both sides of the ‘great divide’ between praxis and theory, and he is most deserving of the Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award for 2014.

-- Oliver T. Coomes

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3350 Jeremy Slack; Daniel E. Martínez; Alison Elizabeth Lee; Scott Whiteford (2016).
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2741 James Freeman (2014).
Raising the Flag over Rio de Janeiro's Favelas: Citizenship and Social Control in the Olympic City
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2538 Jeffrey Todd Bury (2002).
Livelihoods, Mining and Peasant Protests in the Peruvian Andes
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2418 Cynthia Sorrensen (2005).
Maria Full of Grace (Maria, llena eres de gracia) (review)
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2406 Kate Swanson; Rebecca Maria Torres (2016).
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2406 Dr. Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard (2015).
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2255 Conor Harrison; Jeff Popke (2018).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 17(3). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/708949

2244 Alexandra Pedersen (2014).
Landscapes of Resistance: Community Opposition to Canadian Mining Operations in Guatemala
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2139 Beth Tellman; Leslie C. Gray; Christopher M. Bacon (2011).
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106 Luciene Cristina Risso; Clerisnaldo Rodrigues de Carvalho (2022).
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78 Christian Brannstrom Adryane Gorayeb (2022).
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58 Johnny Finn (2005).
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49 Verónica Gago; Liz Mason-Deese (2019).
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43 Jessica C. Hope; Murat Arsel (2023).
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42 Jessica C. Hope (2023).
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36 Felix M. Dorn; Fernando Ruiz Peyré (2020).
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36 Hanna Laako Edith Kauffer (2021|2021).
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34 Melissa Bayer (2022|2023).
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33 Danilo Borja; Juan Bay; Conny Davidsen; Traducido por Yulia Garcia Sarduy (2021).
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106 Luciene Cristina Risso; Clerisnaldo Rodrigues de Carvalho (2022).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 21(2). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/866471|https://muse.jhu.edu/article/863335

78 Christian Brannstrom Adryane Gorayeb (2022).
Geographical Implications of Brazil’s Emerging Green Hydrogen Sector
Journal of Latin American Geography 21(1). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/855961

58 Johnny Finn (2005).
Letter from the Editor
Journal of Latin American Geography 4(1). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/185194

49 Verónica Gago; Liz Mason-Deese (2019).
Rethinking Situated Knowledge from the Perspective of Argentina's Feminist Strike
Journal of Latin American Geography 18(3). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/736944

43 Jessica C. Hope; Murat Arsel (2023).
Infrastructure and Latin American Environmental Geographies: An Introduction to our Special Issue
Journal of Latin American Geography 21(3). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/876758

42 Jessica C. Hope (2023).
Critiquing Sustainable Development as Materially Constituted: Infrastructure, Political Ecology, and Political Ontology in the Amazon
Journal of Latin American Geography 21(3). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/876764

36 Felix M. Dorn; Fernando Ruiz Peyré (2020).
Lithium as a Strategic Resource: Geopolitics, Industrialization, and Mining in Argentina
Journal of Latin American Geography 19(4). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/772602

36 Hanna Laako Edith Kauffer (2021|2021).
Conservation in the Frontier: Negotiating Ownerships of Nature at the Southern Mexican Border
Journal of Latin American Geography 20(3). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/839946|https://muse.jhu.edu/article/835649

34 Melissa Bayer (2022|2023).
Producing Citizenship Through Infrastructure: The Political Materiality of Water Access in Urban Chile
Journal of Latin American Geography 21(3). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/875322|https://muse.jhu.edu/article/876763

33 Danilo Borja; Juan Bay; Conny Davidsen; Traducido por Yulia Garcia Sarduy (2021).
Ancianos amazónicos en la frontera petrolera: La vida y muerte de Nenkihui Bay, líder tradicional Waorani
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2078 Danilo Borja; Juan Bay; Conny Davidsen; Traducido por Yulia Garcia Sarduy (2021).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 20(1). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/787933

1944 Diana Vela-Almeida; Sofia Zaragocin; Manuel Bayón; Iñigo Arrazola (2020).
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1765 Maria Elisa Christie (2002).
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1599 Geobrujas-Comunidad de Geógrafas (2021).
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1324 Christian Abizaid; Luis Ángel Collado Panduro; Sergio Gonzales Egusquiza (2020).
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1150 Diego B. Leal; David S. Salisbury; Josué Faquín Fernández; Lizardo Cauper Pezo; Julio Silva (2015).
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1138 Colectivo de Geografía Crítica del Ecuador (2017).
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913 Jerónimo Ríos Sierra (2020).
Una aproximación (geo)politológica a la crisis de la COVID-19 en América Latina
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664 Robert B. Kent (2012).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 11(1). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/470642

612 Rosa Silvia Arciniega (2012).
Participación de Mujeres en el Mercado Laboral del Estado de México
Journal of Latin American Geography 11(1). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/470633

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1217 Luciene Cristina Risso; Clerisnaldo Rodrigues de Carvalho (2022).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 21(2). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/863335|https://muse.jhu.edu/article/866471

704 Joseli Maria Silva; Marcio Jose Ornat (2020).
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604 Joanna Salém Vasconcelos (2021).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 20(3). https://muse.jhu.edu/article/835650

578 Joana Salém Vasconcelos (2021).
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267 Christian Dennys Monteiro de Oliveira; Fabrício Américo Ribeiro; Ivo Luis Oliveira Silva; Luiz Raphael Teixeira Silva; José Arilson Xavier de Souza; Gerlaine Cristina Franco; Marcos da Silva Rocha; Maryvone Moura Gomes; Camila Benatti (2020).
As organizações religiosas brasileiras frente à pandemia de COVID-19
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210 Vinicius Santos Almeida (2020).
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154 Antoinette M.G.A. WinklerPrins (2009).
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117 Jean-Yves Puyo (2008).
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Journal of Latin American Geography 7(1). http://muse.jhu.edu/article/232499

113 Raquel de Carvalho Dumith (2014).
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