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History Professor's Book Wins Multiple Awards

Dr. Jay Dwyer, associate professor of history at Duquesne University, has received two awards for his book The Agrarian Dispute: The Expropriation of American-Owned Rural Land in Postrevolutionary Mexico.

The Agrarian Dispute received the 2009 Alfred B. Thomas Book Prize from The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS). The prize is awarded annually for the best book on a Latin American subject published by a SECOLAS member during the previous year.

In addition, The Agrarian Dispute received an honorable mention for the 2009 Thomas McGann Book Prize from the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies, which is presented to the outstanding book published by a member of the organization during the previous year.

Dwyer’s research interests include 20th Century Mexico, especially peasant movements, state-building, land reform and U.S.-Mexican relations.

A resident of Regent Square, Dwyer has a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University.

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