2021-2022 Writing Prize Winners

View PDF versions of the Excellence in First-Year Writing Prize Book and the Excellence in Upper-Level Writing Prize Book.

First-Year Writing Prizes

Matt Kelley Prize for Excellence in First-Year Writing

Georgie Correa, Hating Being a Girl
Nominated by Ali Shapiro, ARTDES 129

Dane Wilson Page, Captive Audiences: The Effects of Performance on the Institutionalized
Nominated by Mari Stanev, CL 141 Great Performances

Excellence in Multilingual Writing

Muhammad Arif Bin Mohamad Ghazaly, Wristwatch in Modern Society: how this timepiece travel back through time, masking a problem of inequality
Nominated by Scott Beal, WRITING 120

An Hoang Nguyen, The Visits
Nominated by Scott Beal, WRITING 120

Excellence in the Practice of Writing

Colin Hunter, Remediation Project
Nominated by Allie Piippo, WRITING 100

Ngoc Nguyen, More Than Words Instagram Challenge
Nominated by Raymond McDaniel, WRITING 100

Upper-Level Writing Prizes

Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (Social Sciences)

Grey Weinstein, Thesis Proposal: Abolition, Mutual Aid, and the Policing of Transgender Communities
Nominated by Nancy Burns and Erin Cikanek, POLSCI 381

Ethan VanValkenburg, Maintaining Peace and Biodiversity in Colombia
Nominated by Omolade Adunbi, AAS 322/ENVIRON 355: Introduction to Environmental Politics: Race, Class and Gender

Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (Sciences)

Josephine Schmidt, The Grandmother Hypothesis
Nominated by Stacy Rosenbaum, ANTHRBIO 368

Ella Olesen, Growing Plants with Pee: It Works
Nominated by Emilia Askari, ENVIRON 320 

Excellence in Upper-Level Writing (Humanities)

Anastasia Warner, Progress in Explainable AI for Deep Neural Nets
Nominated by Jimmy Brancho, WRITING 400: Writing and Research in the Sciences

Gabriel Consiglio, The Taste of Words Once Forgotten: Multi-Hyphenate Mediterraneanism and the Universal Language of the Kitchen
Nominated by Jennifer Metsker, ARTDES 399: Writing in Art and Design