Student Awards and Honors

Recipients for 2021-22

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.


Ph.D. Student Prizes

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize

Elena Kempf

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize

Sean Cronan

George T. Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History

Annabel LaBrecque

Eva Vaillancourt

David Hollinger Prize for Intellectual History

Craig Johnson

Fred J. Martin American Political History Award

Grace Goudiss

Undergraduate Prizes

Matilda Morrison Miller Awardfor the History of the Western United States

Zahra Bokhari Hasanian

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation

Dorian Cole

2021-2022 Proposed Honors List

Requirements for graduating with Honors in History

Highest Honors

Dorian Cole
Annabelle Long
Emily Rose Mantaro
Ronit Yael Sholkoff
Duncan Wanless

High Honors

Mollie Appel-Turner
Randy Cantz
Morgan Filgas
Karah Elise Giesecke
Zahra Bokhari Hasanain
Geraint Hughes
Abraham Jellinek
Miranda Jiang
Jonah Lounds
Sidney Neil Schlafman

Honors

 Chai Won (Bella) Ahn
Sage Alexander
Jennifer Nicole Anderson
Ammar Abdul-Mateen Ansari
Tate Archibald
Poojitha Bale
Kylie Renee Bazinet
Noah Bendell
Parker Jackson Bovée
Meghan Cameron
Ryan Dong Ki Chae
Brianna Nicole Chavez
Ivan Chavez
Kayla Harris Cohen
Derek Joseph B. Cross
Diana Crow
Olivia Dulai
Will Edgar
Amelia Farmer
Cindy Feng
Gabriela Fernandez
Zoe Forest
Justin Gartner
Samuel Godfrey
Dominic Gutierrez
Cole Heires
Clarisa Huang
Trisha Iley
Andrew Kim
Alex Kleinman
Joseph Michael Lerdal
Kaitlyn Lizzarago
Kiley Lockett
Mikala Lord
Lily Catherine Lucero
Amita Mahajan
Harpreet Mahi
Nicole Ana Manssourian
Wyatt Mauk
Grace Moore
Lillian Merri Morgenthaler
Sarah Mosley
Nina Narahari
Madison Sterling Necochea
Colin Nguyen
Rhiannon West Patapoff
Jacob Prager
Emily Profitt
Joshua Ralston
Anna Remler
Clavey Ali Robertson
Victoria Sanchez
Sepanta Sarraf
Eleanor Tang Savas
Andrew Selvo
Lauren Sheehan-Clark
Nishitha Shetty
Isabel Shiao
Savanna Slaughter
Amber Soto
Emily Su
Julia Swan
Juliana Torres
Bryn Treloar-Ballard
Michael Tufenkchian
Lauren Tyler
Jean-Luc Votichenko
Katheryn Walk
Alessandro DeFonte Weiss
Jackson Woods
Jocelyn Yang
Daria Yerofeyava
Shenqxin Yu
Zhenhao Yu
Zixi Peter Zhang

Phi Beta Kappa Members

2022-2022 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.


Annabelle Kathryn Long
Lillian M Morgenthaler
Ammar Abdul-Mateen Ansari
Parker Jackson Bovee
Kayla Harris Cohen
Sara E (Dorian) Cole
Olivia Elizabeth Dulai
Alexander Scott Kleinman
Madison Sterling Necochea
Joshua Drake Ralston
Eleanor Tang Savas
Bryn Terese Treloar-Ballard

Past Prize Recipients

2021

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize
Joy Neumeyer

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize
Sean Cronan

George Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History
John Handel
Brendan Mackie

David Hollinger Prize for Intellectual History
Gloria Yu

Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize
Paulina Hartono

Fred J. Martin American Political History Award
Xavier Buck

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

Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation
Duncan Wanless

2020

Friends of Cal History Dissertation Prize

Joel Pattison

Graduate Seminar Paper Prize

Samuel Stubblefield


Michael I. Gurevich Prize for Russian History

Valentina Viktorovskaia


George 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

Friends of Cal Dissertation Julia Shatz Graduate Seminar Paper Christene Stratman George Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History Chrsitopher Lawson Leo Lowenthal Memorial Prize Nicole Viglini Fred J. Martin American Political History Award Julia Lewandoski David Hollinger Prize for Intellectual History Shoufu Yin Matilda Morrison Miller Award for the History of the Western United States Efran Moradi Friends of Cal History Thesis Prize & Department Citation Emily Breay

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