The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies congratulates the recipients of the 2023 Fernando and Olga Niebla Foundation award. Livia Machado Costa (Global and International Studies) and Jafet Rodríguez (Department of History) 

 Livia Machado Costa was awarded the Niebla Foundation grant for her project “Altamira is the Center of the World.” In this project, Livia Machado Costa researches how local communities negotiate the impact of a mega-projects in the Amazonia region of Brazil. 

 In “The Plural Past: Finding Indigenous "Past-Making" in Colonial Guatemala, 1550- 1780,” Jafet Rodriguez proposes to sketch a method by which historians can include indigenous memories into their practices of history-making.