The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are pleased to honor the winners of the third annual Undergraduate Research Prize for excellence in library research and writing:
1st place: Emma Leuchten ’19 (Anthropology and Religion), “Anthropology Beyond Belief: Navigating Dreams and Reality in the Burmese Weikza Tradition” – A Senior Essay submitted to the Anthropology Department (Prof. Traube)
2nd place: Isaac Klimasmith ’20(Biology), “Waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”: Irrigation Myths in the History of Early Mormon Agriculture” – A paper written for ENVS 307: The Economy of Nature and Nations (Prof. Erickson)
The prize jury also recognized two honorable mentions:
Aviv Rau ’19 (Sociology, American Studies ): “Conditionally Coed: Parenting, Policing, and Producing Womanhood at Wesleyan University, 1872-1912” – A paper written for SOC 399G: Critical University Studies (Prof. Boggs)
Celeste Smith ’19(Earth and Environmental Sciences and Science in Society Program): “Humans, Comets, and Nitrogen: Gothic Science Fiction’s Expansion into the New Millennium” – A paper written for HIST 387: History of the End (Prof. Fullilove)
The members of this year’s prize jury were:
- Valeria López Fadul, Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies
- Michael Meere, Assistant Professor of French and Medieval Studies, Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library
- Joyce Powzyk, Associate Professor of the Practice in Biology
- Roman Utkin, Assistant Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Emily Voss, Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian
- Andrew White, Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian
Stephen Darnell ‘69 sponsored the 2019 prizes though a generous special project donation to the Friends. The library is grateful for his support in promoting student excellence.
Read more about the winners in the Wesleyan Connection.