Deans' & Chancellor's Awards 2020-2021  


2018-2019 Deans' & Chancellor's Award Recipients

The Deans’ and Chancellor’s Awards encourage and stimulate outstanding scholarship and creativity among undergraduate students, based on work developed in courses or programs in the normal pattern of 2020-2021 academic activity at UC Santa Cruz.

Ten undergraduate projects from the Humanities Division received a Deans’ Award, and three of those projects were also selected for Chancellor's awards. Congratulations to our awardees and their projects!




  • "Expedited Removal in 2020. An Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security vs. Thuraisingam Supreme Court Case"

    Paola Alexandra Berumen, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies


  • "Japan and Methamphetamine: the Afterlife of Occupation and the Hiropon Age"

    Jonah Michael Gertz, History


  • "The Effect of Reduced Relative Clauses on Agreement Production"

    Ashley Ippolito, Linguistics

    Yutong Guo, Linguistics

    Sage Brooke Meadows, Linguistics

    Olivia Katherine Tarango, Applied Linguistics and Multilinguilism

    Noa Nevo, Legal Studies





  • "Remember Us: Holocaust Representations in European-Jewish Émigré Film, 1942-1945" 

    Maya Catalina Gonzalez, History


  • "The Idealized Feminine Self: Effortlessy Sexy, Confident, and Cool" 

    Jasmine Simone, Feminist Studies


    "#MeToo: An Intersectional Interrogation and Centering of Black Women" 

    Amelia Claire Huster, Feminist Studies


  • "Modalities of Governance: Cartography in Colonial Africa" 

    Avni Lal, History


  • "The Emergence of an Ever-Changing Hong Kong Identity" 

    Kimberly Szeto, History


    "The Stela of Maya: Family and Marriage Relations in Ancient Egypt"

    Vicky Chin, History

    Olivia Tarango, Applied Linguistics and Multilinguilism

    Mary Shamon, Politics

    Alyssa Rodriguez, Classical Studies


    "The 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic and the Origins of the Opinion Editoria"

    Matthew Tracey Cook, History