Hispanic Studies

Congratulations to Micaela Camacho-Tenreiro & Benjamin Nelson

The Hispanic Studies Department at Brown University is delighted to announce that the pieces Sobre/vivir poemas desde el no querer (poetry) by Micaela Camacho-Tenreiro and La Malinche (short story) by Benjamin Nelson are the winners of the 2021 Borderlands Literary Prize on Latin American & Latinx Diversity. ¡Felicitaciones!*

About the winners:

Micaela Camacho-Tenreiro 

‘21.5 (they/ella) is an early stage: facilitator, medical interpreter, somatics practitioner, and artist; an expert: cat lady, lavender enthusiast; and current: Communications Coordinator at the Department of the History of Art & Architecture. Their work explores queerness, power, trauma, and the diasporic qualities of madness within children of immigrants, and has appeared in Blue Literary Magazine and Spring Up: Cultivating a Culture of Consent and Liberty for All. 

Micaela Portrait

Benjamin Nelson

He is a first-year at Brown University interested in double majoring in English and Hispanic Studies. He is an editor for The Round Magazine, a copy editor for The Brown Daily Herald, and has varying roles as part of Brown Motion Pictures. He is also a member of the Brown Screenwriting Collective, Write it Brown Noveling Club, and Brown's Ping Pong Club. After college, he would like to work in the television industry as a writer or in the publishing industry as an editor.

Nelson portrait

Read Sobre/vivir poemas desde el no querer and La Malinche here.