2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony

May 4, 2021

2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Certificate with Ohio State logo

On Thursday, April 29th, the Department held its annual award ceremony via CarmenZoom. Please join us in congratulating all of this year's award recipients!

Writing Awards

Marilyn Waldman Award for the best paper by an undergraduate in a Comparative Studies class: Iman Quadri for her paper, "Neocolonial Relations of Biopiracy in Vaccine Production and Distribution"

Honorable mention: River Carpenter for his paper, "The Belmont County BOOM!"

Richard Bjornson Award for best essay by a graduate student: Ilayda Ustel for her essay, "The Challenge Accepted Movement on Instagram: An Embodied Virtual Protest" 

Honorable mention: Erin Barrentine for her essay, "Towards a Phenomenology and Materiality of Mourning in the Safaitic Epigraphy of Pre-Islamic Arabia"

Teaching Awards

Margaret Lynd Lecturer Teaching Award: Spencer Dew

Margaret Lynd Faculty Teaching Award: Isaac Weiner

Service Awards

Graduate Student Departmental Service Award: Rhiar Kanouse

Inaugural Undergraduate Student Community Engagement Award: Jessica Vallejo