Dr. Richard (Dick) Millett
The Dr. Richard (Dick) Millett Scholarship Program was established during the 2008 MALAS conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The program provides support to students participating at MALAS conferences and recognizes the authors of the best student papers by awarding the annual Dick Millett Award.
Dr. Richard L. Millett
Student Papers Competition: Dick Millett Award
Student makes presentation during selected sessions at the annual MALAS conference.
Student papers are submitted by regular mail or via e-mail as an attachment.
A MALAS panel reviews submitted papers and determine student paper winners.
The decision of the panel is final.
To be considered for prizes, written papers must be submitted no later than December 1 of each year.
Student paper winners are so informed by the MALAS Secretary.
Monetary prizes are awarded and have ranged from $50 to $100.
Dr. Richard L. Millett received his A.B. with honors from Harvard and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He taught at Southern Illinois University from 1966 through 1999. He has also taught at the University of Miami, the Air War College, Saint Louis University, several universities in Colombia, and in Denmark. He held the Oppenheimer Chair of Warfighting Strategy at the U.S. Marine Corps University. Millett has published numerous books on Latin America and his articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, The Winston Quarterly and numerous other professional journals. He is Professor Emeritus of History at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Dr. Millett is vice president of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations St. Louis Committee and a member of the board of the American Committees on Foreign Relations. He is also a board member and past vice president of the Inter-American Defense College Foundation. He has appeared on every major national TV network, testified before Congress on 19 occasions, and participated in election supervision in four nations.
Student Papers Winners of the
Dr. Richard (Dick) Millett Award
(UG signifies undergrad, GRAD signifies graduate)
2018 – El Paso, Texas (68th Conference)
UG Carlos Espina (Vassar College)
On his collaboration with the Border Network for Human Rights in engaging the public and the media on family separation and child detention issues
Chloe Compton (University of Illinois-Springfield)
Racial and Ethnic Equity in Cuba
Conor McKenzie (University of Illinois-Springfield)
The Cuban Energy Crisis
Payton Raso (University of Illinois-Springfield)
Bush, Obama, Trump, and Castro: Diplomacy in the Era of Terrorism
GRAD Chilton Tippin (University of Texas at El Paso)
Rethinking ‘border security’ in a time of environmental needs: A case for reprioritizing BECC and NADBank
Martha Carolina Dávila Díaz (University of Texas at El Paso)
Necropolítica y cuerpo femenino en Fruta podrida de Lina Meruane
Michelle Muñoz-Cisneros (University of Texas at El Paso)
Female Legislators and Bill Initiation Targeting the Indigenous Population’s Interests in the Mexican Legislature
2017 – St. Louis, Missouri (67th Conference)
No award was given
2016 – St. Louis, Missouri (66th Conference)
GRAD Giovanni Zimotti (University of Alabama)
Don’t Hide your Smartphone! Someone in Buenos Aires is Waiting for Us
2015 – Millersville, Pennsylvania (65th Conference)
UG 1st Erin Angelini (Lebanon Valley College)
Creando comunidades imaginadas irlandesas en el espacio argentino
2014 – Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá (64th Conference)
No award was given
2013 – St. Louis, Missouri (63rd Conference)
No award was given
2012 – Louisville, Kentucky (62nd Conference)
GRAD 1st Kristi Phillips (New York University)
The Politics of Empowerment: A Case Study on Asignación Universal por Hijo
2nd Mónica Jacobo-Suárez (University of Pittsburgh)
New Destinations for Hispanic Immigrants: School and Student Determinants of Achievement in Pennsylvania Public Schools
3rd Ivan Gabriel Villarroel (Georgetown University)
El viaje de Julio Ramón Ribeyro, un hombre de frontera
2011 – Norman, Oklahoma (61st Conference)
UG 1st Jesús Alejandro Tirado Alcaraz (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Presidential Election, Mexico: Testing the Consideration Sets Approach, Sub-national Party Strength and the IIA Assumption
2nd Rocio Del Aguila (The University of Texas at Austin)
Cartas, recetarios, tertulias: Gorriti y la agencia femenina
2nd Keith L. Kleszynski (University of Oklahoma)
A Tradition Unlike Any Other: Latino Migrants and Futbol
2010 – St. Louis, Missouri (60th Conference)
UG 1st Moses Njeri (Principia College)
Latin American Politics: Democracy in Brazil
2nd Ifi Xifre Villar (Principia College)
Argentina: A Consolidated Democracy?
GRAD 1st Kristen Meylor (University of Pennsylvania)
La identidad híbrida de Beltrán Soler
2nd Nusta Carranza Ko (Purdue University)
The Influence of International Migration on the Changes in National Identity: Lessons from Peru
3rd Christina Heisser (Indiana University)
Defending the Delightful “Sabor Proviciana”
2009 – Dallas, Texas
UG 1st Michelle Decker (San Jose State University)
2nd Rosa Macías (DePaul University)
GRAD 1st M. Dustin Knepp (University at Albany – SUNY)
2nd Fabrizzio LoRusso
2nd Julio R. Firpo (University of Central Florida)
2nd Joshua Everett (Louisiana State University)
2008 – San Juan, Puerto Rico
UG 1st Vanessa Cruz (DePaul University)
2nd Mention Chelsea Kendrick (Principia College)
GRAD 1st Joshua G. LePree (Florida International University)
2nd Mark De Loughery and Thomas Vangshardt
(Southern Illinois University Edwardville)
3rd Dolores Lima (University of Maryland)