Undergraduate and graduate awards and fellowships from both the History Department and the History Associates are listed below with a record of the recipients for each year.

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  • A. Russell Buchanan Award
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Russell Buchanan This award was created by the UCSB Alumni Association in memory of A. Russell Buchanan, Professor of History from 1936 to 1973. It is presented to a graduating senior majoring in History or History of Public Policy, for superior scholarship, undergraduate achievement, and potential for graduate research and continued success in the field. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Andy Coco Chen 2016 […]

  • Ann Moore Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    2017 Thomas Franke

  • Ann Talbott Leach Award
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    This award was created in 2017 to honor the memory of Amy Talbott Leach, Class of 1986, whose study of history at UCSB helped shape her understanding of the world in which she lived. The award recognizes her commitment to social justice in the United States and abroad and her love of travel. It is given to an undergraduate History major interested if furthering […]

  • C. Warren Hollister Memorial Fellowship
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    C. Warren Hollister The C. Warren Hollister Memorial Fellowship was created in 2002. It honors the memory of Warren Hollister, a founding member and former chair of the department (1958 – 1992) who turned UCSB into a world-recognized center for the study of medieval European history. The Hollister Fellowship supports graduate students in the field of medieval European history. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Sarah Hanson 2016 Kalina Yamboliev […]

  • Darcy Ruth Ritzau Graduate Student Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Darcy Ruth Ritzau The Darcy Ruth Ritzau Graduate Student Award was established by our Graduate Program Assistant to help meet the needs of history graduate students who have unusual circumstances or financial needs that could not be met by existing resources. Preference will be given to first-year students. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Chris McQuilkin 2015 No Award 2014 Maria Fedorova 2013 Stephanie Seketa […]

  • DeConde/Burns Prize
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    The DeConde/Burns Prize is awarded to a graduate student judged to be the best in outstanding accomplishment in foreign relations generally, with a preference for students in U.S. foreign relations. It was established in 2005 with a gift from Dr. Andrew Farrand (PhD 1979) to honor emeritus Prof. Alexander DeConde, a former chair of the department, and Prof. Richard Burns of CSULA, the two […]

  • Dick Cook Memorial Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate), History Associates (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Dick Cook The Dick Cook Memorial Award is presented to a graduate or undergraduate student who is outstanding in terms of research, teaching, and service to the department. It is given in honor of Dick Cook, the founding president of the UCSB History Associates. This gift is eligible for matching dollars from the Van Gelderen challenge. Recipients: 2017 David McIntosh (grad) Paolo De La Cruz-Perez (undergrad) Cheryl Wilson […]

  • Donald Van Gelderen Memorial Fellowship
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Donald Van Gelderen The Donald Van Gelderen Memorial Fellowship is an endowment that was created by one of the History Associates’ most stalwart supporters, Dr. Jo Beth Van Gelderen, to recognize non-traditional students who, like herself, returned to graduate study in history after taking time off to pursue career and family interests. Current and previous recipients: (prior to 2006, this award was known as The Van […]

  • Esmé Frost Fellowship
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Kalina Yamboliev 2017 Kalina Yamboliev 2016 James White 2015 Will Thompson 2014 Joseph Figliulo-Rosswurm 2013 Abigail Dowling 2012 Alison Ruth Turtledove 2011 Tracey E. Watts 2010 Colleen Ho 2009 Timothy Daniels 2008 Lindsey Scholl 2007 Karen Frank Heidi Marx-Wolf 2006 Eric Fournier 2005 Corinne Marie Wieben 2004 Tanya Suella Stabler 2003 Joshua C. Birk 2002 Thomas Sizgorich 2001 Tryntje Helfferich 2000 James Emmons 1999 […]

  • Hal Drake Honor Key
    Award Type: History Associates (Undergraduate)

    2017 Paola de la Cruz-Perez 2016 Elizabeth Anne Schmidt

  • Harold and Kathleen Drake Fund
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Harold and Kathleen Drake This fund was established in 2008 to aid graduate students in ancient Mediterranean and ancient Chinese history in a variety of ways, including the Drake Entrance Fellowship for recruiting outstanding graduate students, the Drake Research Assistantship for support of current students, and travel funds. It honors Roman historian Hal Drake, who taught at UCSB for 38 years, and his wife, […]

  • History Associates Board Prize
    Award Type: History Associates (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    The History Associates Board Prize recognizes the best paper produced in the History Department’s Senior Honors seminar, as determined by the History Prizes Committee. Present and previous recipients: Katie Sebas 2017 Katherine Sebas, “The Clinton Administration and the Rwandan Genocide.” 2016 Charles J. Kay “Dogwhistle Disarmament: A History of Racialized Gun Control in 20th Century America” 2015 Zachary Alpert, “The Failure of the United States […]

  • History Associates Graduate Endowment
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Jo Beth Van Gelderen For more than 25 years, Dr. Jo Beth Van Gelderen has encouraged donations to the History Associates Fellowships by means of an annual challenge whereby she matches other contributions dollar-for-dollar. In 2006, she established the History Associates Graduate Endowment to provide a stable source of funding for graduate students in the UCSB History department. The earnings from this endowment fund […]

  • History Associates Graduate Fellowships
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    The History Associates, with advice from the History department, make awards each year to graduate students of particular merit at any stage in their graduate careers. Awards vary in amount, depending on need and circumstances. This gift is eligible for matching dollars from the Van Gelderen challenge. Recipients: 2017 Mariel Aquino, Kashia Arnold, Melissa Barthelemy, Serge Ferrari, Thomas Franke, Doug Genens, Jesse halvorsen, Fang […]

  • History Associates Recruitment Fellowship
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Eun-Ah Kim The History Associates Recruitment Fellowship was created in 2008 to help the History Department recruit outstanding new graduate students in all fields of history. Present and past recipients: 2015-16 No award 2014-15 No award 2013-14 No award 2012-13 No award 2011-12 No award 2010-11 Eun Ah Kim 2009-10 No award 2008-09 Ryan Abrecht Tiffany Dimaggio Zamira Yusufjonova

  • History of Public Policy Senior Thesis Prize
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Elizabeth Schmidt This prize was created in 2011 to recognize the outstanding senior thesis written by a student in the History of Public Policy major. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Elizabeth Schmidt, “Representation without Taxation: Isla Vista and the Tax Revolt in California.” 2016 Laurel Handler-Vosen, “Gender, Identity and Law in Early Modern England” 2015 Kevin Dibb, “Bloody Mistakes: Pricks in America’s National Blood Policy.” […]

  • Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly Graduate Student Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly, who received her Ph.D. in History in 2008, created this award in 2011 in gratitude to the UCSB History Associates and as an incentive to other PhDs who, like herself, received crucial support when working on their degrees. It is intended to help support current or incoming History PhD students who are also raising children. Students may self-nominate or be […]

  • J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Holly Roose The J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship is awarded to the outstanding teaching assistant in the Department of History, in memory of J. Bruce Anderson, UCSB graduate student (1969-76). Present and previous recipients: 2017 Nicole DeSilva 2016 Rana Razek 2015 Holly Roose 2014 Ryan Abrecht 2013 Jason Linn 2012 Wendy Hurford Jackson Warkentin 2011 Nicole L. Pacino 2010 Lily Welty 2009 Jessica Elliott […]

  • Jane S. De Hart Prize
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Jane S. De Hart The Jane S. De Hart Prize was awarded to the best graduate student working on historical questions of gender and/or sexuality, with a preference for U.S. history students. Excellence of scholarship might be demonstrated by some combination of the following: conference paper presentations of research, publication of research in journals, or an outside dissertation grant. This award was discontinued in […]

  • John Coleman Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    The John Coleman Award goes to the graduate student who wrote the best paper in Cold War history, international history or military history, the three fields that defined John Coleman’s career interests. John served in the military in Vietnam. He was a former journalist who traveled widely and returned to school to pursue a degree in international relations. The Hawaiian shirt was his trademark. […]

  • Joseph E. and Gina Laun Jannotta Foundation Research Prize
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    The Joseph E. And Gina Laun Jannotta Foundation Research Prize was awarded for the first time tin 2008, It supports graduate students who are working in East Asian and/or trans-Pacific relations and the way in which foreign policy and cultural issues play out among these nations. Present and previous recipients: 2012 Sean Harrington 2011 Chrissy Yee Lau 2010 Viktor Shmagin 2009 Lily Welty 2008 […]

  • Kenneth Mouré and Sara Norquay Graduate Study Award
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Kenneth Mouré & Sara Norquay Kenneth Mouré was professor of European economic history at UCSB from 1989-2009 and chair of the department from 2005-2009. Upon leaving to chair the History department of the University of Alberta, Prof. Mouré and his wife, artist Sara Norquay, created this award to support graduate student research in European archives and libraries. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Stephanie Seketa […]

  • Lawrence Badash Prize
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Lawrence Badash The Lawrence Badash Prize recognizes the outstanding graduate student essay in history of science, technology or medicine in any era or geographical arena, or on weapons control. It honors Lawrence Badash, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science. Recipients: 2017 Julie Johnson,“A Woman’s Business: Branding Marie Stopes, 1918-1939.” 2016 Brian Tyrrell, “Bred for the Race: Thoroughbred Breeding and Racial Science, 1900-1940.” 2015 James […]

  • Margaret J. Straight Scholarship
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Margaret J. Straight The Margaret J. Straight Scholarship in American History is funded by the Mission Canyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This award goes to a Junior who is a history major with a demonstrated interest in American history and, if possible, an interest in teaching. It is given in memory of Margaret J. Straight, a beloved former 75-year member and […]

  • Marion Ramstad Scholarship
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Matthew Hernandez and Alexander Michael Garcia The Marion Ramstad Scholarship in History is to benefit the educational experience of UCSB undergraduates who are declared majors in European or Asian history. Marion Ramstad and her husband Dean are philanthropic former residents of Santa Barbara who continue to be involved with UCSB. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Alexander Michael Garcia Matthew Hernandez 2016 Sally Mei 2015 […]

  • Michael Bransfield Prize
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Michael Bransfield Michael Bransfield was a highly talented member of one of the department’s first classes in Public History. An avid environmentalist, Michael hitchhiked across the country twice by himself, camping along the way. Here began his love affair with the national parks, especially Yosemite. Michael died prematurely in 1983 while completing an internship in Louisiana. His extensive personal library forms the basis of […]

  • Monica Orozco Prize
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Monica Orozco Dr. Monica Orozco, who earned her PhD in Latin American history from UCSB in 1999, is Director of the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library. She established this award in 2011 to recognize the best paper on a historical subject in Latin American history produced by a graduate student in History or Latin American and Iberian Studies with a strong preference for pre-20th century […]

  • Nicholas and Lena Dumas Essay Award
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Nicholas and Lena Dumas The Nicholas and Lena Dumas Essay Award in the History of Culture of the Greek People in Ancient and Medieval Times is given for the best undergraduate paper on a topic in Greek History and Culture written by students in History or Classics.. It was created by Nicholas and Lena Dumas to honor students in their adopted home of Santa […]

  • Patricia Cohen Endowed Graduate Fellowship
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Patricia Cline Cohen, Emeritus Professor The Patricia Cohen Endowed Graduate Fellowship was created in 2015 in honor of Emeritus Professor Patricia Cline Cohen, who is an internationally renowned scholar of the social history of the colonial and early national periods of the U.S., U.S. Women’s and Gender History, and the History of Sexualities.  The fellowship provides research travel money for graduate students working in […]

  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Award Type: History Associates (Undergraduate)

    Phi Beta Kappa 2017 Andy Coco Chen, Paolo de la Cruz-Perez, Robert Alexander King, Cameron James Klein, Emily Jane Leifer, Vincent Taylor Shepherd, Katie Anna Weinstein, Cheryl Ellen Wilson 2016 Elizabeth Anne Bellas, Audrey Ann Dalton, Elizabeth Anne Schmidt

  • Philip W. and Maria Powell Prize
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    The Philip W. and Maria Powell Prize is awarded to a History graduate student who has made a distinguished contribution to Latin American and Iberian studies at UCSB. It is given in memory of Philip W. Powell, a founding member and first chair of the department, who was Professor of History from 1948 to 1981. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Mario Tumen 2016 No […]

  • Richard and Jeanne Williams Endowed Fellowship
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    The Richard And Jeanne Williams Endowed Graduate Fellowship is used to recruit and support History graduate students of the highest caliber. Richard Williams is an alumnus of UCSB and former chair of the UCSB Foundation. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Thomas Franke 2016 Fang He 2015 Cody Stephens 2014 Cody Stephens 2013 Elijah Bender 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Nikki Goodrick 2010 Jean Smith 2009 Damian Nemorovsky 2008 […]

  • Richard K. Mayberry Award
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Kit Smemo The Richard K. Mayberry Award goes to Ph.D. students in the Department of History for overall scholarly excellence. This prize is to be used for purchase of books in the student’s area of study. It is given in memory of Richard K. Mayberry, UCSB graduate student (1979-80). Previous recipients: 2017 Kristoffer Smemo 2016 Joe Figliulo 2012 Rachel Winslow 2011 Jessica Marin Elliott […]

  • Robert L. Kelley Fellowship
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Robert L. Kelley The Robert L. Kelley Fellowship recognizes the outstanding graduate student in the fields of Professor Kelley’s interest: U.S. intellectual history, public history, or the history of public policy. Robert Kelley was one of the founding members of the UCSB Department of History. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Doug Genens 2016 Alexander Coles 2015 Brian Griffith 2014 Jill Dolan 2013 Alison Jefferson 2012 Paul Baltimore […]

  • Robert O. Collins Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Collins This prize was created by the department in 2008 to honor the memory of Prof. Robert O. Collins, who taught African History at UCSB from 1964 until his retirement in 1994. In recognition of his own lifelong commitment to research and publication, and with the support of a generous gift from Prof. Collins’ three children, the Robert O. Collins Prize is awarded for […]

  • Ronald Boorman Memorial Scholarship
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    Ronald Boorman Ronald Boorman was president of the first senior class to graduate from the then-new Goleta campus in 1955. He went on to receive an MA in History in 1957 and to teach history at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara. The scholarship, created following Mr. Boorman’s unexpected death in April, 2008, is intended to support undergraduate students who are pursuing a […]

  • Schlaikjer Fellowships for Japanese History
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    Travis Seifman This fellowship was created in 2016 with a generous grant from Erich Schlaikjer and his wife Patricia McIntyre. They met in Tokyo in the early 1980s and retain a deep interest in Japan and its culture. 2017 Travis Seifman 2016 Elijah Bender

  • Stephen Hay Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Stephen Hay The Award honors the memory of Professor Stephen Hay, who died in March 2001. The award supports graduate study of Islamic thought and culture. Recipients: 2016 Munther Al-Sabbagh 2013 No award 2012 Paul Baltimore: *From the Camel to the Cadillac: The Culture of Consumption and the U.S.-Saudi Special Relationship.” 2011 Zamira Yusufjonova: “Islamic Identity in Tajikistan.” 2010 Andrew Magnusson: “Al-Majus: Zoroastrians in Early […]

  • Stuart Bernath Prize
    Award Type: History Associates (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    The Stuart L. Bernath Prize is awarded to the History undergraduate whose research paper is selected by the History Prizes Committee as the best paper produced in a one-quarter course. Present and previous recipients: (prizes prior to 1990 were administered by the History department) 2017 Elizabeth Schmidt Elizabeth Schmidt, “Emmet Till, Haled Said and Civil Rights in the U.S. and Egypt.” 2016 Clayton Hjulbert, “Supply-Side […]

  • Stuart Bernath Research Prize
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    The Stuart Bernath Research Prize was awarded for the first time in 2008 by friends and family of the late Stuart Bernath. It is given to a History department graduate student to be used for travel related to dissertation research. Present and previous recipients: 2015 No award 2014 No award 2013 No award 2012 Eric Fenrich 2011 Sarah Watkins 2010 Rachel Winslow 2009 Nicole Pacino 2008 Leandra […]

  • The Frank and Amanda Frost Prize
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Frank and Amanda Frost Emeritus History Prof. Frank Frost and his wife, Amanda, established this prize to encourage graduate student research in the history of political economy. Broadly conceived to cover any chronological period or geographical area, the prize goes to the best seminar paper, dissertation chapter, or dissertation that explores an episode in the history of political economy that had results that changed […]

  • Thomas N. Sizgorich Memorial Award
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Thomas Sizgorich Thomas Sizgorich’s first seminar paper was published in Past & Present. His second was published in the American Historical Review. His doctoral dissertation was recognized by the Council of Graduate Schools as the best dissertation in the humanities for the biennium 2004-05. The published version,Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam (2009), catapulted him into the first […]

  • Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship
    Award Type: Department (Graduate), Graduate Awards

    The Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship was established by longtime History benefactor JoBeth Van Gelderen and her late husband, Don, to support graduate students in American history, preferably students of the American West. Present and previous recipients: Sasha Coles 2017 Sasha Coles 2016 Peggy Beedle 2015 Laura Hooton 2014 Francisco Beltran 2013 Jason Stohler 2012 No award 2011 Nicole Coggins 2010 Tory Inloes 2009 Warren Wood 2008 Vanessa […]

  • Wilbur Jacobs Prize
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Wilbur Jacobs The Wilbur R. Jacobs Prize honors Wilbur R. Jacobs, Professor of History from 1949 to 1988 and a founding member of the History Department. It is awarded to an outstanding History graduate student in one of the three areas of Professor Jacobs’ research interest: colonial, Native American, or frontier studies. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Mariel Aquino and Rana Razek 2016 Alexander Coles 2015 Paul […]

  • William E. Nida Scholarship
    Award Type: Department (Undergraduate), Undergraduate Awards

    2015 Recipient: Tiana Miller-Leonard The William E. Nida Scholarship is intended to provide a legacy for future generations of History teachers by encouraging quality undergraduate students to continue their education as history majors. Students must have an interest in U.S. history, high academic achievement, and a desire to pursue a career in teaching. Present and previous recipients: 2017 Angelica Naydeen Garcia 2016 Andrew Alexander Garcia 2015 […]

  • William H. Ellison Prize
    Award Type: Graduate Awards, History Associates (Graduate)

    Sasha Coles Rana Razek The William H. Ellison Prize, awarded in memory of William H. Ellison, Professor of History from 1925 to 1948, recognizes the best History graduate seminar paper, as determined by the History Prizes committee. Present and previous recipients: (Prior to 1990, this prize was administered by the History department) 2017 Sasha Coles, “‘A Nation’s Wealth Surrounds a Worm’: Mormonism, Consumer Politics, and Utah’s Silk […]

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