Senior Thesis Prize Winners

May 22, 2017Lacey Barroso

Congratulations to these students and faculty, and to all the students who wrote senior theses this year and to the faculty who advised them!

  • The John Roos Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of American Politics goes to Matthew Kearney for his thesis "Betting the House: Tracing the Relationship Between Public Policy and Personal Financial Uncertainty Faced by Mortgagors," advised by Amitava Dutt.
  • The Stephen Kertesz Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of International Relations goes to Sienna Wdowik for her thesis "Alternatives to Torture: Outlining an Ideal Non-Physically Coercive Interrogation Program," advised by Michael Desch.
  • The Guillermo O'Donnell Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of comparative politics goes to Maria Mendoza for her thesis "Political Polarization in Venezuela under Hugo Chavez," advised by Michael Coppedge.
  • The Paul Bartholomew Prize for the best senior thesis in the field of political theory goes to Neil Joseph for his thesis"To Speak or Not to Speak: Why Universities Promote or Restrict Free Expression on Campus," advised by Phillip Munoz.
  • The George Brinkley Prize for service goes to Jessica Pedroza.
  • The Gary Barnabo Writing Prize goes to Olivia Till.
     

Senior Thesis And Awards Ceremony

From left to right: Tajae Turner, Jessica Pedroza, Olivia Till, Neil Joseph, Maria Mendoza, Sienna Wdowik, and Matthew Kearney.