Student Awards & Honors

Recipients for 2019-20

Student prizes are selected by a faculty Honors Committee and awarded at the department's annual commencement ceremony. Prizes are supported, in part, by gifts to the Friends of Cal History Fund.


Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize

Joel Pattison

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize

Samuel Stubblefield


Michael I. Gurevich Prize for Russian History

Valentina Viktorovskaia


George T. Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History

Simon Brown
Sophie Fitzmaurice

David Hollinger Prize for Intellectual History

David Delano

Fred J. Martin American Political History Award

Anthony Gregory


Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Nicholas Pingitore


Matilda Morrison Miller Award for the History of the Western United States

Fallon Burner

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation

 Nicholas Pingitore

2019-2020 Proposed Honors List

Requirements for graduating with Honors in History

Highest Honors

Fallon Burner
Harris Miner
Nicholas Pingitore

High Honors

Aidan Guthrie
Geraint Hughes
Eric Johnson
Matthew Kimani
Jake Klawans
Walker Laughlin
Alexander Reed
Daniel Robinson

Honors

Wilfredo Jose Aguirre Jr.
Jordan William Andrie
Allison Louise Aoki
Kylie Bazinet
Patrick Adelmann Boldea
Hailey Brophy
Humberto A. Castorena
Lupita Lua Cazares
Nilsu Yasemin Çelikel
Jaein Cho
Caitlin Cozine
Alessandro DeFonte Weiss
Benjamin Eisenberg
Deborah Fakhri
Mostyn Scott Fero
Nathan Fleming
Liam Frolund
Daniel Fung
Daniel Ginsberg
Sam Halladay
Camille Hausken-Brates
Eloise Hendricks
Colin Hines
Carina Kimlan Hinton
Samuel Kung
Rodney La Fleur
Emily Lempko
Marcus Loiseau
Liang Meishan
Amy Celine Mendelsohn
Cian Modena-Hayden
Elbert Moon
Jacqueline Moran
Abigail Mullin
Samuel Andrew Murphy
Isaac Naranjo
Nicholas Nuñez
Henry Ortiz
Jessica Pate
Carolina Peña
Jacob Albert Phillips
Carlin Praytor
Gabriel Everett Reyna
Clavey Ali Robertson
Gillian Robin
Joseph Thomas Rowley
Andrew Selvo
Nicholas Solaegui
Kendall Stevens
Wyatt Stillman
Daniella Stoltz
Ian Declan Stratford
Langston Swiecki
Noah Russel Texter
Valerie Wang
Daniel Werth
Aubrey Williams
Elaine Yeo
Olivia Young
Zixu Zhao

Phi Beta Kappa Members

2019-2020 Members

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society, founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Election to Phi Beta Kappa is a recognition of academic achievement, especially in the acquisition of knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.


Mariya Sergeyevna Dmitriyeva           
Aidan James Guthrie
Geraint R. Hughes      
Valerie Wang  
Guive Assadi  
Dan Robinson

Past Prize Recipients

2018

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Samuel Stubblefield

Michael I. Gurevich Prize
Jillian Forsyth & Harrison King

George Guttridge Prize
Franklin Sammons & Sarah Stoller

David Hollinger Prize
Timothy C. Wright

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
Christopher Casey

Fred J. Martin American Political History Award
Robert Nelson

Matilda Morrison Miller Award
Brittney Nareau

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation
Camille Jetta

2017

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Benjamin Daniels

Michael I. Gurevich Prize
Emily Hoge

George Guttridge Prize
Trevor Jackson
Jason Ross Rozumalski

David Hollinger Prize
Anthony Gregory

Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize
Sophie FitzMaurice

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
Bathsheba Demuth

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize
Justin Germain
Michelaina Johnson

Matilda Morrison Miller Award
Henry Clay Carter

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation
Ryan L. Culpeper

2016

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Sophie FitzMaurice

Michael I. Gurevich Prize
Michael Coates
Hillary Lynd

George Guttridge Prize
Julia Lewandoski
Ivana Mirkovic

David Hollinger Prize
Jenni Allen

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
Sarah Hines

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize
James Bradley
Charlotte Hull

Matilda Morrison Miller Award
Erin Shoshana Faigin

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation
Conner Kenneth Grubaugh

2015

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Sheer Ganor

Michael I. Gurevich Prize
Jesus Madrigal
Joy Emma Neumeyer

George Guttridge Prize
Sam Wetherell

Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize
Robert Lee

David Hollinger Prize
Samantha Iyer

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
David Beecher

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize
Michelaina Johnson

Matilda Morrison Miller Award
Bernard Remollino

Department Citation
John Williams

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize
Luther Cenci
John Williams

2014

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Aaron Hall

Michael I. Gurevich Prize
Thomas Lowish

George Guttridge Prize
India Mandelkern
Tehila Sasson

David Hollinger Prize
Grahame Foreman
Robert Lee

Colin Miller Prize
Alice Main

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
Albert Wu

Matilda Morrison Miller Award
Rachel Lynne Cadman

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize
Rachel Lynne Cadman
Matthew William Enger

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation
Adrian Butler

2013

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Joseph Kellner
Brendan Shanahan

Michael I. Gurevich Prize
Mirjam Voerkelius

George Guttridge Prize
Robert Lee
Radhika Anita Natarajan

Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize
Sarah Gold McBride

Colin Miller Prize
Elena Kempf

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
Ariel Ron

Matilda Morrison Miller Award
Madeleine Seiwald

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation
Amelia Lincoln