Eric Carter Is First Geographer to Receive Elinor Melville Prize
October 30, 2013
Eric Carter (Geography Department, Macalester College) has been awarded the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for his book, Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina, published by the University of Alabama Press in 2012. This prize honors the best book on Latin American environmental history in the previous year, and it is awarded by the Conference on Latin American History. The book traces the evolution of malaria science and policy in the impoverished region of Northwest Argentina from the disease's emergence as a social problem in the 1890s to its effective eradication by 1950. Carter is the first geographer to win this prize, which was established in 2007.