Elizabeth Monasterios, Professor of Latin American Literatures and Andean Studies, has earned international recognition for her book LA VANGUARDIA PLEBEYA DEL TITIKAKA. GAMALIEL CHURATA Y OTRAS BELIGERANCIAS ESTETICAS EN LOS ANDES (IFEA - PLURAL, 2015). The book was honored with the Premio Roggiano de la crítica Literaria Latinoamericana 2016 awarded from the International Institute of Latin American Literature. The prize recognizes the best book of Latin American literary criticism published in 2015. The book provides an incisive account of Gamaliel Churata, one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Andean cultural and artistic process in the twentieth century.