Prizes and Scholarships
THE WILLARD THORP THESIS PRIZE
A prize is awarded to the senior in the American Studies Program who prepares the most outstanding thesis of a clearly interdisciplinary nature. The prize honors Professor Willard Thorp, a founder of the Program and for many years its chairman.
Sarah E. Yerima, Department of Sociology
Myopic Justice: A Brief Intellectual History of Colorblind Law, 1880-1896
THE ASHER HINDS PRIZE
"The Food Problem Is Fundamental to the Welfare of the Race": The New England Kitchen, Women, and Food Science, 1890-1894
This prize is awarded for an outstanding thesis by a senior in any of the departments collaborating in the American Studies Program. The thesis must deal wholly or principally with some aspect of the fine arts or crafts, past or present, within the United States or elsewhere in the Americas. The prize is a gift of Robert Schirmer ’21 in memory of his mother.
Elise Rise, Department of Art and Archaeology
Social Surrealism in the 1930s and the 1940s: Locating Atypical Bodies in the American Scene
Misha Semenov, School of Architecture
Examining the Interactions of Rules, Built Form, and Social Behavior in American Residential Communities
DAVID F. BOWERS PRIZE
A prize awarded to the student in the American Studies Program who does the best work in the conferences, or seminars, of the Program. Established in 1951 in memory of Professor David F. Bowers of the Department of Philosophy, one of the faculty group which drew up the plan for the American Studies Program, the prize was endowed in 1955 by Professor and Mrs. Willard Thorp.
Conor Ryan Dube
Zhan Toichi Teng Xuan Okuda-Lim
Michael Elder Pinsky