Marcos Colón Receives 2018 Nabuco Award

Marcos Antonio Colón presented one of two winning essays about Brazil, winning a lump-sum cash award of $2000 for a research trip to Brazil. His project, “Seeing Amazônia Slowly: Its Connection with Beyond Fordlândia” deals with the Brazilian rubber boom, which caused a profound change in the 19th century Amazonian economy and landscape. The Brazil Initiative of the International Division in collaboration with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program sponsors the Joaquim Nabuco Award, given annually to the two best essays on Brazil (any field) by a degree-seeking University of Wisconsin-Madison student.


Congratulations, Marcos!