Prizes

Senior theses in Comparative Literature are eligible for the following prizes:

Department of Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize. Award for the best senior thesis by a Comparative Literature major.

Robert and Lynne Fagles Senior Thesis Prize. Award for the best senior thesis by a Comparative Literature major in translation or creative writing.

André Maman Senior Thesis Prize. The Department of French and Italian award for the most outstanding thesis on an aspect of the culture, economy, history, politics, or society of France.

Center for French Studies Senior Thesis Prize. The Center for French Studies award for the best thesis addressing French politics, policy, or culture.

American Society of the Italian Legion of Merits Senior Thesis Prize. The Department of French and Italian award for the most outstanding senior thesis in the area of Italian studies.

University Center for Human Values Senior Thesis Prize. Award to the senior who has written the best thesis in the areas of ethics and human values.

John Martyn Warbeke 1903 Senior Thesis Prize.  Award to the senior who has done the most distinguished work in the field of aesthetics.  

Strayer Senior Thesis Prize. For the best thesis in Medieval Studies in any department.

Carolyn L. Drucker Senior Thesis Prize. For the best senior thesis on a Judaic Studies topic, broadly defined.

Program in NES Senior Thesis Prize. For the best senior thesis on the Near East.

Richard D. Challener Senior Thesis Prize. The Committee for Canadian Studies award for a thesis that receives a grade of A or A+ and is on a topic of substantial relevance to Canadian culture, themes, experience, or issues.

Stanley J. Stein Senior Thesis Prize. The Program in Latin American Studies award for the best thesis written on a topic involving Latin America.  Must have an A or an A+ from both its readers, and primary sources in Spanish, Portuguese, or French must constitute more than 50% of all citations. 

Stephen Whelan '68 Senior Thesis Prize. For Excellence in Constitutional Law and Political Thought, offered by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. 

Peter W. Stroh '51 Senior Thesis Prize. The Princeton Environmental Institute award for the best senior thesis on an environmental topic.

Ruth Simmons Senior Thesis Prize. Awarded to the thesis that best exhibits excellence in research and writing within the field of African American Studies.

Leigh Buchanan Bienen and Henry S. Bienen Senior Thesis Prize. The East Asian Studies Department and Program award for the most outstanding thesis on an East Asian topic.  The senior thesis must be based on extensive and appropriate sources in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean as well as Western language materials.

Monty Raiser Senior Thesis Prize. Award for best thesis in Russian and Eurasian Studies.  Eligible theses need to incorporate materials or case studies from the geographic region between Germany and Japan, using original-language materials.

Kenneth Maxwell Senior Thesis Prize. The Program in Latin American Studies award for the best thesis related to Brazil.  May be in any field or discipline.

J. Wells Henderson ’43 Senior Thesis Prize. Award for the most outstanding thesis on a law-related subject.  An eligible thesis deals centrally with a question related to law, and may be from any discipline.  Among the topics welcome for consideration are legal history, law and public policy, law and literature, legal philosophy, sociology of law, law and politics, legal anthropology, science and law, psychology of law, law and religion, law and art, as well as law and economics.  The prize committee considers theses in international, comparative or American law, as well as theses primarily about the law of any country other than the U.S.