2021 History Undergraduate Writing Prize Winners

The History Faculty is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 History Undergraduate Writing Prizes, honoring excellence in historical research and writing. The three awards, of $300 each, honor MIT historians John W. Dower, Pauline Maier, and Bruce Mazlish.

This year’s recipients are:

Chanita Tubthong ‘21
Title: “Mounting up to the Heavens”: Astronomical Events and Their Interpretations in the Carolingian Era
Course: 21H.THU – History Thesis

Emily Han ‘22
Title: A Brief History of Queer Asian Americans  (audio file – use these slides to follow along)
Class: 21H.108 – Sexual and Gender Identies

Kathryn Tso ‘22
Title: It All Began with Malcom X
Class: 21H.390 – Theories and Methods in the Study of History