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John Mason Hart – SCOLAS Journal Article Award

Established in 2015, the prestigious John Mason Hart – SCOLAS Journal Article Award is given to one article submitted for publication per edition of the SCOLAS Journal. The award is presented at the yearly SCOLAS Conference and is accompanied by $500. The award was named after one of the most respected SCOLAS members.

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John Mason Hart

John Mason Hart

John Mason Hart, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of History, has taught at the University of Houston, since 1973 and is considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Mexican history.

Hart’s research centers on the Mexican Revolution, the rural and urban working classes and the influence of the United States in Mexico. He is the author of six books and 60 articles, published in the United States and Mexico. At present he is working on the Mexican Labyrinth: The Origins and Development of Villista and Zapatista Populaism.

In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Houston, Hart has served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National School of Anthropology and History and as a Magisterial Lecturer at the Autonomous National University of Mexico. In addition to many other awards for his publications, he has won two national prizes from the American Historical Association and recognition for “the best book on Mexican History during the last five years” from the largest division of the Latin American Studies Association.

A Faculty Excellence Award recipient, Hart received a doctorate in Latin American History from the University of California at Los Angeles and recently served four years as President of the Association of Canadian, United States and Mexican Historians.

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