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Carey McWilliams Award Winners
June 6, 2017

Congratulations to the following undergraduate students for winning the Carey McWilliams Award for their Senior Honors Thesis! They were selected on the basis of their topic and the research they performed for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. 


First-Place Prize

Clarissa Borges

“Memory Wars: Contending for Commemoration at the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial in Washington, D.C.”

Advisor: Joan Waugh


Second-Place Prize (Tie)

Jacob Lahana

“From Salvage Ethnography to Civil Rights:  Rodman Wanamaker, Joseph Dixon, the 1924 Indian Citizen Act, and the Largest Indian that Never Was, 1906-1926”

Advisor: Benjamin Madley


William Stringer

“Insanity in the Ranks: The Union Army’s Attempt to Manage Mental Illness During the American Civil War”

Advisor: Theodore Porter


Third-Place Prize

Jordan Minns

“Our Chains are Black: The Development of Blackness in 17th Century Virginia Through Law”

Advisor: Robin Kelley