Congratulations to the Inaugural Sperry Writing Prize Winners!

This is the inaugural year of the Sperry Writing Prize program in the Religion department, and the faculty are thrilled to be able to name the first three winners. The Sperry Writing Prize is awarded annually to up to three students for the best essay, body of essays, or research paper written in any course offered by the Religion Department, with a preference for students who are not graduating seniors in the year under consideration. Please join us in congratulating the prize winners for a paper written in a Religion course during 2019-20:

  • Dashiell W. Prince-Judd '23, for "American Indigenous Vision Quest," written for REL 7.09 (Living With the Dead) in Winter 2020, nominated by Prof. Vaughn Booker
  • Cecelia King '23, for "The Book of Ruth or the Myth of the Female Conversion?," written for REL 56 (Women and the Bible) in Fall 2019, nominated by Prof. Susan Ackerman
  • Rachel Gambee '21, for "Prophetic Dreams and the Emergence of the 'Dreamer Prophet,'" written for REL 80.10 (Messengers of God) in Spring 2020, nominated by Prof. Robert Baum

See also the other student prizes in Religion, here.