Student Awards & Honors

Recipients for 2018–2019

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

Julia Shatz

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize

Christene Stratman

George T. Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History

Christopher Lawson

David Hollinger Prize for Intellectual History

Shoufu Yin

Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

Emma Bianco and Harriet Steele

Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize

Nicole Viglini

Fred J. Martin American Political History Award

Julia Lewandoski

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

Erfan Moradi

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation

Emily Breay

2018–2019 Proposed Honors List

Requirements for graduating with Honors in History

Highest Honors

Emily Breay
Charles Culioli
Harriet Steele
Sabrina Anne Waller

High Honors

Samuel David Aptekar
Anjali Banerjee
Emma Bianco
Jonah Buchanan
Madison Ashley Burson
Cait Cady
Charlotte Laurence
Erfan Moradi
David Thaddeus Mori
Keir John Oxford Pope
Lucas Pogue
Vilma Marjorie Ronzon Concepcion
Gongyu Zhang

Honors

Sierra Abasolo
Angelica Aguirre
Marshall Boaz Ahn
Chris Alviri
Ruby Rosebud Armstrong
Guive Assadi
Jaclyne Darlene Atoigue
Jose Andres Ayala-Artiga
Camryn Bell
Peter Birghoffer
Ronan Braun
Adrian Burnes
Kathryn Carlson
Ziqian Chen
Emily Anne Clancy
Justin Alexandre Des Rochers
Zoe Edelson
Spencer Craig Gondorf
Zachary Charles Handler
Fatima Hasanain
Theron Herd
Joseph Valentine Hernandez
Daniel Mason Hoover
Seamus Andrew Howard
Alexey Isayev
Dylan Lance Jarman
Shira Klasky-Gamer
Bryce Lennan
Meishan Liang
Richard Lim
Marcus Samuel Loiseau
Nik Lucaj
Oliver Ma
Claire Machado
Mathew Madain
Isabella Mariano
Amy Mendelsohn
Parsa Moein
Sevana Tiana Nourian
Thomas Pastis
Irma Adeline Perez
Jacob Albert Phillips
Vanessa Vijiang Qian
Katrina Reynolds
Avelina Marie Rivera
Danielle Santos
Stanley Shaw
Anna Sturla
Brooke Teasley
Brian Tsui
Dominick M. Van Cleve
Grace Vu

Phi Beta Kappa Members

2018–2019 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.


Emma Bianco
Ronan Braun
Justin Alexandre DesRochers
Zachary Charles Handler
Charlotte Laurence
Richard Lim
Nik Lucaj
Mathew Madain
Jacob Albert Phillips
Katrina Reynolds
Harriet Steele
Brian Tsui
Sabrina Anne Waller

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