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The Carey McWilliams and Mary Ritter Beard Awards Recipients
June 2, 2021

Carey McWilliams Award is to recognize the best History Honors Thesis.  The Award winner(s) will be announced at the departmental reception on Commencement Day.

1st Place - Ashley Huendo's "The Legacy of Affliction: Coping through Palo Monte and Regla de Ocha in Special Period Cuba"
2nd Place - Catherine Colson's "The Alien Red Menace: American Elites’ Promotion and Framing of Anti-Radicalism During the First Red Scare"
3rd Place - Brandon Broukhim's "The Historian’s Judgment: Robert Paxton, The Sorrow and the Pity, and the Politics of Memory of Vichy France"

Mary Ritter Beard Award is for the best research paper dealing with the subject of History/Gender Studies in the UCLA History class.  The Award winner(s) will be announced at the departmental reception on Commencement Day.

1st Place - Elizabeth Hanczor's "A (Re)Marriage Story: A Historical Validation of the Comedy of Remarriage Subgenre"
2nd Place - Madison Elder's "Witches, Whores, and Wavering Gender Roles: German Women in the Thirty Years War"