Student Awards & Honors

Recipients for 2017–2018

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

Christopher Casey

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize

Samuel Stubblefield

Michael I. Gurevich Prize for Russian History

Jillian Forsyth & Harrison King

George Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History

Franklin Sammons & Sarah Stoller

David Hollinger Prize for Intellectual History

Timothy C. Wright

Fred J. Martin American Political History Award

Robert Nelson

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

Brittney Nareau

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation

Camille Jetta

2017–2018 Proposed Honors List

Requirements for graduating with Honors in History

Highest Honors

Julia Porter Burke
Camille Margaret Jetta
Anya Marie Keller
Isabel Victoria Papadimitriou

High Honors

Anjali Mehta Banerjee
Ryan Dean Brown
Graciela Yvette Dueñas
Jeremy B Goodwin
Haley Ruth Hayashi
Madeleine Holloway
Angus Lewis
Rodrigo J Moscoso
Amanda Marie Mosler
Jeffrey R Myers
Brittney Ashley Nicole Nareau
Claire Marie Olmstead
Daniel Russell Cheung
Jenisha Sabaratnam
Andrew Sun Yang

Honors

Emma Aiyanna Auer
Jose Andres Ayala-Artiga
Ryen Bani-Hashemi
Reyna Lynn Benson
Thomas Blair Blakeslee
Melody C Carey
Emilyanne Clancy
Elise Catherine Cox
Samantha Jean Craig
Gabriella Tala Cuevas
Tianyi Dong
Ismael Ahmed Farooqui
Emilio Flamenco
Adah Forer
William Jon Gardner Jr.
Noah Hyman Gerber
Dakota Goodman
Daniel Joseph Hennessy
Caitlin J Horn
Seamus A Howard
Christopher Andrew Hulshof
Alan Jiang
Curtis Orion Jones
Lauren Taylor Kelly
Helen Grace Kirkby
Ryan Paul Kordik
Hannah Emily Korn
Jeffrey David Leach
Bethany Marie Lynch
Jonathan David Woo Morford
Abigail Catherine Murphy
Gabriella J Orellana
Aidan Galileo Frank Perricone
Tyson Joseph Nippert Pope
Alexandra Mia Ruiloba
Shirin Mikiko Sadjadpour
Lindsey Alison Schwartz
Margaret Ann Shaw
Jamie Ye Shen
Kailee Y Shimabukuro
Benjamin Kinder Sloan
Qingyang Song
Anna Wilkerson Sturla
Matthew Thacher
Krista M Thomas
Evan Joseph Vercellini
Emily Muyao Wang
Avir Lev Waxman
Austin Anthony Weinstein
John Alonzo Wilfley
Sally Wu
Ellen B Zhang

Phi Beta Kappa Members

2017–2018 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 Aiyanna Auer
Ryen Bani-Hashemi
Tianyi Dong
Ismael Farooqui
Jeremy Goodwin
Daniel Joseph Hennessy
Seamus Andrew Howard
Camille Margaret Jetta
Curtis Orion Jones
Lauren Kelly
Ryan P. Kordik
Abigail Murphy
Jeffrey Myers
Margaret Ann Shaw
Jacob Tyler Stark
Emily Muyao Wang
Austin Weinstein

Past Prize Recipients

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