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.
Dixon Meng Li, Department of English
Between Mold and Molt: Aesthetics and the Matter of Race
THE ASHER HINDS PRIZE
Isabel Leah Kasdin, Department of History
Reassuring Memory: History and Nation-Building at Gilded Age and Progressive Era American World's Fairs
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.
Brooke D. Biederman, Department of English
Based on a True Story
Dina Igorevna Murokh, Department of Art and Archaeology
The Face of Painting: Images of the Artist in Early America
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.
Alina Yao Jennings
William Lee Mantell