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In Memoriam: Dr. Jack Child


Brian Turner

Randolph-Macon College
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Professor Jack Child of American University was the very model of a distinguished career of scholarship, teaching, and service to the profession. He published fourteen books and monographs, including Miniature Messages: The Semiotics and Politics of Latin American Postage Stamps (Duke UP, 2008), for which Jack was awarded the MACLAS Arthur P. Whitaker Prize. He also published countless book chapters and articles in journals such as the Studies in Popular Culture in Latin America, Latin American Research Review, Third World Affairs, and Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs to name just a few. His “Latin Lebensraum: the Geopolitics of Iberoamerican Antarctica,” (Applied Geography 1990) was awarded the Harold Eugene Davis Prize in 1991. He was also a regular contributor to our own Latin American Essays, and was awarded the James L. Street Prize in 2001 for “The Central American Peace Process: The Role of International Organizations.” Thus, Jack was a “triple crown” recipient of the three faculty awards given by MACLAS.

How to Cite: Turner, B., (2012). In Memoriam: Dr. Jack Child. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 25(1), p.70. DOI:
Published on 01 Jan 2012.
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