Thesis Prize

The Asher Hinds Senior Thesis Prize is an award in recognition of a senior thesis by an ECS certificate student that makes a significant contribution to the field of European Cultural Studies.

It was created in honor of Asher Hinds, one of the leaders of Princeton’s Special Program in the Humanities.

Past Winners
  • Sophia Andreassai (2016), “Icarus in Paris: Serge Lifar and the Paris Opera Ballet During The Nazi Occupation (1940-1944)”
  • Madeleine Planeix-Crocker (2015), “Les Arts Urbains Et L’Institution Culturelle A L’ère Post Graffiti”
  • Seongcheol Kim (2014), “Theory, Organization, and Milieu in the West German Extra-Parliamentary Left, 1966-78”
  • Madeline McMahon (2013), “‘Ani one example of the primitiue Churche’: Church History and Confessional Identity in Sixteenth-Century England”
  • Julie Chang (2012), “Radegund’s Cross: Relic as Power in Merovingian Gaul”
  • Louisa Ferguson (2012), “Envisioning England’s Unconscious: An Investigation of the Surrealist Movement and Mass-Observation from 1935-1947”
  • Meriel May Geolot (2011) “Framing the Tapestries: The English Country House and Culture in the Late Georgian Era”
  • Meredith Alexandra Bock (2010) “Modern Methods: The Intersection of Myth and Science in the Works of Giorgio de Chirico and Primo Levi”
  • Justine Marie Chaney (2010) “Contorting the Invisible: The Emergence of Corporal Punishment in German Narrative at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”
  • Jennie Sue Coffin Scholick (2009) “Apollo’s Wayward Muse: On the Preservation of Dance”
  • Maryam Wasif Khan (2008) “Nazir Ahmad’s Education of the Eleven Sisters: A translation and critical introduction”
  • Timothy Alexander Nunan (2008) “Leopold Schwarzchild, Das Neue Tagebuch, and Anti-Totalitarianism in Interwar Europe, 1933-1941”
  • Katherine Alexandra Holmgren (2007) “An American Affair: Deconstructing Brancusi’s Reception in the United States”
  • Danilo Mandic (2007) “Making Serbs: Serbian Nationalism and Collective Identity, 1990-2000”
  • Julia Green Friedlander (2006) “Pacifism and Paneuropa: Idealism, Realpolitik, and the Search for European Peace”
  • Justin Adam Cohen (2006) “Refugees and the Transnational Diffusion of Civil War in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa”
  • Daphne Ypsilanti (2005) “City Symphonies”
  • Elisa Martia Alvarez Minoff (2004) “ The Post-City Age? New Towns and Urban Planning in the 1960s”
  • Peter Arthur Kals (2003) “Modes of Dramatic Communication in Karl Kraus’ Die letzten Tage der Menschhedit”
  • Andrew Charles Porter (2003) “Complicated Realities: Cultural Identity and Cultural Difference in the Classical Greek World”
  • Matthew Stephen Frazier (2002) “ Beyond Charity: America’s Moral Obligation to the World’s Poor”
  • Anne Kathleen O’Donnell (2002) “ The Moscow Metro, or The Experience of Socialist Realism Underground”
  • Stefanos Nikolaou Geroulanos (2001) “ Heidegger’s French Reception: … laughing at those left behind on the shore, from a disabled ship”
  • Joshua Sternfeld (2001) “ Who’s the Real Ambassador? Cultural Exchange and the Export of American Jazz to Great Britain and the Soviet Union, 1942-1962”
  • Joshua David Pollack (1999) ” Crimes Against Humanity and the Future of French Memory: The Trials of Klaus Barbie, Paul Touvier, and Maurice Papon”
  • Kathleen Darraugh Cambor (1998) “Their Insistent Voices: Women Scholars’ Work on the Boundaries”
  • Holly Kileff (1997) “Architecture and Antiquity: Piranesi’s Le Rovine del Castello Dell’acqua Giulia”
  • Peter Pfaffenroth (1997) “ The New Great Transformation Gone Awry: Restructuring and the Expropriation of East German Volkseigentum”
  • Blanche Gregg Rainwater (1995) “ The Underground Market: Is It Large Enough to Account for Economic Deficits?”
  • Paul Adam Silverstein (1992) “The Other French: North African Immigration and Identity in the Cultural Construction of Difference”
  • Paul H. Schoeman (1991) “Separated at Birth: The French Communist Party and the Beginning of the Fourth Republic”
  • Paul Eiss (1990) “Historical Narrative and the Centennial of French Algeria: Political and Academic Exchanges”
  • Alexander A. Yanos (1989) “New Political Parties of France and the Federal Republic of Germany: New Politics, New Problems, and Old Systems”
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