WIGH Volkswagen Global Fellow Tâmis Parron has won the 2016 Capes Thesis Award for his dissertation "The Politics of Slavery in the Age of Freedom: United States, Brazil and Cuba, 1787-1846.” The award is given each year for the most outstanding History PhD dissertation in Brazil.
Capes is a Brazilian Federal Council that overviews and administers graduate programs across the country. The Capes Thesis Award, created in 2005, is a prize annually granted for the best doctoral dissertation obtained from graduate programs across Brazil in each of the 48 fields of study, including History.
The award consists of a post-doctoral fellowship of up to 12 months for the author of the thesis; for the supervisor (Rafael Marquese), it gives funding for participation in national congresses; the program where the dissertation was defended receives distinction for future rankings.
This is the second time (out of 11 editions) that an USP (University of São Paulo) historian is granted the prize.