Professor Sherene Seikaly has won this year’s prestigious Plous Award from UCSB’s Academic Senate. Established in 1957, and named after Harold J. Plous, an Assistant Professor in UCSB’s Department of Economics, the Plous Award is presented annually to:
an Assistant Professor from the College of Letters and Science. Selection is based on outstanding performance and promise as measured by creative action and contribution to the intellectual life of the college community.
Professor Seikaly — a historian of capitalism, consumption, and development in the modern Middle East — joined UCSB’s History Department at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year. During her relatively short tenure here at UCSB, she has greatly contributed to the intellectual life of our department, as well as to the wider campus community.