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HSS Honors and Awards

Featured Faculty Research Honors

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.

Featured Teaching or Mentoring Award

Peter McAniff and Steven Quartz
McAniff and Quartz Receive 2023 Brass Division Award

Lecturer in Economics Peter McAniff and Professor of Philosophy Steven Quartz received the 2023 Brass Division Award (BDA) for their outstanding contributions in teaching, as determined by a faculty committee considering student evaluations and online nominations. One student shared that McAniff “exemplifies stellar teaching that really prioritizes the importance of students understanding and learning the material and truly cares about his students’ well-being.” Students praised Quartz for teaching “one of the best humanities in-class discussion environments [they] have ever been a part of at Caltech,” for delivering “course content that relates to real-life scenarios,” and for inviting students to engage critically with ethical dilemmas, the nature of the good life, and “meaning in life.”

Student Prizes

HSS 2023 Student Prize winners
Announcing the 2023 HSS Student Prizewinners

The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to present its prize recipients for the 2022–2023 academic year.