Professor Vaughan Receives 2016 CLAH Distinguished Service Award

Professor Mary Kay Vaughan has been honored with the 2016 Conference on Latin American History Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding contributions to the study of Latin American history in the United States. The award will be conferred at the American Historical Association’s meeting in January 2017 in Denver.

After graduating from Cornell University (B.A. 1964) and the University of Wisconsin (M.A. 1970 and PhD 1973), Vaughan began her career at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2000, she joined the University of Maryland Department of History. Throughout her career her research has focused on Mexican education, politics, and gender studies. Since her recent retirement from UMD, she has been actively participating in Mexican historical groups focusing on women and gender.

Vaughan is the author of two books, the editor and co-editor of four more, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a Fulbright, Bryce-Woods fellowship, and a Guggenheim.

The CLAH Distinguished Service Award recognized a member whose career in scholarship, teaching, publishing, librarianship, institutional development, or other fields evidences significant contributions to the advancement of the study of Latin American History in the United States.