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2012 Graduate Student Award Winners & Finalists

Dr. Julie A. Anderson is the winner of the John A. Alexander Memorial Award, awarded annually to the outstanding graduate student in history, as judged by the faculty of the Department of History.

There are two winners and three finalists for the John M. Matthews Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Award. This award is given annually to a history MA student for an outstanding thesis and a history Ph.D. student for an outstanding dissertation, completed during the previous calendar year, as judged by the faculty of the Department of History.

The winner of the Matthews Award for a distinguished doctoral dissertation is Dr. Masako Nohara Racel, for her dissertation "Finding Their Place in the World: Meiji Intellectuals and the Japanese Construction of an East-West Binary 1868-1912."

The winner of the Matthews Award for a distinguished masters thesis is Ms. Sarah Page Wisdom, for her thesis "Ballads, Culture and Performance in England 1640-1660."

Dr. Julie A. Anderson was a finalist for the Matthews Distinguished Dissertation Award, for her doctoral dissertation "Reconciling Memory: Landscapes, Commemorations, and Enduring Conflicts of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862."

Finalists for the Matthews Distinguished Thesis Award were Mr. Kevin Baker, for his masters thesis "Red Helmsman: Cybernetics, Economics, and Philosophy in the German Democratic Republic," and Mr. Michael Rast, for his masters thesis titled "Tactics, Politics, and Propaganda in the Irish War of Independence, 1917-1921."

Please join in offering congratulations to our winners and finalists!