Awards in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Visiting Recipients

2016
Award for Excellence
  • Anushree Vichare, Health Behavior and Policy,
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Sabik
    Perceptions of Healthcare Provider Communication Skills in Race and Sex Concordant Interactions: Does Income Matter?
Honorable Mention
  • Mandar Bodas, Health Behavior and Policy
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Advisor: Dr. Tiffany Green
    Did Medicaid Primary Care Reimbursement Rate Increase in 2013 and 2014 under the Affordable Care Act Impact Access to Primary Care of Medicaid Populations?
  • Timothy Loh, Arab Studies
    Georgetown, Advisor: Dr. Sara Singha
    “Maybe Jesus Knows Sign”: The Formation of a Deaf Christian Identity
2015
Award for Excellence
  • Jeehee Han, Columbia University
    Advisor: Dr. Monica Prasad
    Taking the Health Aid Debate to the Sub-National Level: Impact and Allocation of Foreign Health Aid in Malawi
Honorable Mention
  • Bre’Auna Beasley, Public Policy
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Advisor: Dr. Veronica Womack
    Rural Health: A Multivariate Analysis of the Incidence of Chlamydia in Rural Georgia and the Case for Local Governments
2014
Award for Excellence
  • Wafa Tarazi, Public Policy
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Sabik
    Medicaid disenrollment and racial disparities in access to care
Honorable Mention
  • Stephanie Roldan, Psychology
    Virginia Tech, Advisor: Dr. Anthony Cate
    Identifying parts and wholes in real-world objects: an application of critical spacing
2013
Award for Excellence
  • Jonathan Barth, History
    George Mason University, Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Kierner
    The Massachusetts Mint: A Study of Evolving Imperial Relations in the 17th Century
Honorable Mention
  • Jonathan Renz, Psychology
    Radford University, Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Aspelmeier 
    Adult Attachment Styles and Self Regulatory Resources: A Dynamic Interplay

2012
Award for Excellence 
  • Erin Farquhar, English Literature and Folklore
    George Mason University, Advisor: Dr. Erika Lin
    The Devil Beside You: Issues of Sense in “The Witch of Edmonton”
Honorable Mention
  • James Howard, Public Policy
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Advisor: Dr. Scott Farrow
    Measuring the Impacts of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Christa Martens, Health Behavior and Health Education
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Advisor: Dr. Edwin Fisher
    Una Red Social: Peer Support for Improved Diabetes Self-Management in Real del Monte, Mexico
  • Ben Plache, History
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Advisor: Dr. Timothy Thurber
    The Doughboys in Their Own Words: Reconstructing the Narrative of the Battle of St. Mihiel
2011
Award for Excellence 
  • Stephen Santelli, History
    West Virginia University, Advisor: Dr. Joseph Hodge
    The Chesterbelloc and Imperialism: Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton and the British Empire,1900-1920
Honorable Mention
  • Mark Flanagan, Anthropology
    Georgia State University, Advisor: Dr. Kathryn Kozaitis
    Contextual heavy alcohol use amongst homeless individuals, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and Notre Dame students
2010
Award for Excellence
  • Susan Llewellyn, History
    George Mason University.  Advisors: Dr. Joan Bristol & Dr. Kathy McGill 
    Competing for Power: An Examination of Motivations Behind Changes in Women's Property Rights in Colonial Virginia
Honorable Mention
  • Ashley Whitehead, History
    West Virginia University.  Advisor: Dr. Peter Carmichael

    "A Debt of Honor": The Benevolence of Richmond's Female Elites at the "Last Confederate Christmas" of 1864
2009
Award for Excellence
  • Stephanie Crumbaugh, History
    Johns Hopkins University.  Advisor: Dr. Phil Morgan 
    American Indian Enslavement in Colonial New England
Honorable Mention
  • Kevin Barry, History
    University of Delaware.  Advisor: Dr. John Montano

    The Hebrew and Irish Gaelic Revival Movements: A Comparison
2008
Award for Excellence
  • Amanda Stuckey, American Studies
    University of Virginia.  Advisor: Dr. Anna Brickhouse 
    Blending Texts, Blending Bodies: The American Mulatto in William Wells Brown's Clotel
Honorable Mention
  • Jongmook Choe, Statistics
    George Washington University.  Advisor: Dr. Reza Modarres
    Income Inequality and Crime in the United States
2007
Award for Excellence
  • Bonnie Richard, Anthropology
    George Washington University.  Advisors: Dr. Richard Grinker & Dr. Barbara Miller
    Parents and Disability in Ladakh: Coping, Cure-seeking, and Awareness
Honorable Mention
  • Alissa Holland, Psychology
    Virginia Tech.  Advisor: Dr. David Harrison
    Lateralized Differences in Systolic Blood Pressure Regulation and Phoneme Detection as a Function of Hostility Level and Stress