Distinguished Thesis Awards

Recipients in the Social Sciences

2014-15

Gandalf Nicolas, Psychology
"Confrontation of Prejudice towards Racially Ambiguous Targets"

2013-14

Madeleine Ailsworth Gunter, Anthropology
“Dealing in Metaphors: Exploring the Materiality of Trade on Virginia’s Seventeenth Century Eastern Siouan Frontier”

2012-13

Laura E. Masur, Anthropology
“Virginia Indians, NAGPRA, and cultural affiliation: Revisiting identities and boundaries in the Chesapeake”

2011-12

Johanna Bailey Folk, Psychology
“The Development of Children’s Understanding of Incarceration”

2011-12

Erik Andre Siedow, Anthropology
“’Excellent Clay for Pots:’ An Archaeological and Microscopic Investigation of Barbadian Redware during the Early Colonial Era”

2010-11

Ivo Ivanov Gyurovski, Psychology
“Spontaneous Categorization: Assessment of Implicit Stereotype Content Awareness”

2008-09

Gillian Palm Freeman, Psychology
“Does Humor Benefit Health in Retirement? Exploring Humor as a Moderator”

 2007-08

Danielle Christine Risse, Anthropology
“’A Graine of Marveilous Great Increase’: A Political Landscape Approach to Powhatan Maize Production and Exchange in Seventeenth Century Virginia”