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HSS Honors and Awards

Danielle Wiggins
Wiggins Awarded Fellowships from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Danielle Wiggins, assistant professor of history, received two fellowships for for her project, The Politics of Black Excellence: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Black Politics. One is a Career Enhancement Fellowship for the 2022-23 academic year from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, which seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects. Wiggins also received a 2022 ACLS Fellowship, which supports exceptional scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

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Dykstra is Awarded 2021–22 Feynman Prize

Maura Dykstra, assistant professor of history, has been awarded the 2021–22 Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Caltech's highest teaching prize. Dykstra is part of the group who created the Critical Intersections: Conversations on History, Race, and Science seminar series in 2020, and she received Caltech’s Dr. Fred Shair Programming Diversity Award in June 2021. The Feynman Prize was established in 1993 to annually honor a professor who demonstrates, in the broadest sense, unusual ability, creativity, and innovation in teaching.

Student Prizes

HSS Prize Winners 2021
HSS Congratulates the 2021 Student Prizewinners

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences was especially proud to present its student prizewinners for the 2020–21 academic year, following more than a year of remote learning, with all its challenges.