The Mill-Taylor Prize is awarded for the best two papers in Social Studies 10. Papers are nominated at the end of the academic year by tutorial leaders, and the prize is awarded the following September.
Alexis de Tocqueville Prize
The Alexis de Tocqueville Prize is awarded each year to the graduating senior with the best thesis written in Social Studies.
Judith Vichniac Thesis Prize
Established in 2021 by Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Emeritus, and former Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, this prize is awarded for the best senior thesis in Social Studies on a country or countries in the European Union—including, if appropriate, their international and global role.
Stanley Hoffmann Award for Excellence in Teaching
Named in honor of founding member and former Department Chair Stanley Hoffmann, Paul and Catherine Buttenweiser University Professor at the Center for European Studies, this award recognizes excellence in teaching by members of the Committee, as nominated by their students. The recipient is announced yearly at the Senior Reception.
Barrington Moore Prize for Excellence in Advising
Named in honor of the late founding member and Emeritus Professor Barrington Moore, Jr., a sociologist known for his passion and dedication to his students and their academic work, this award recognizes excellence in advising by members of the Committee, as nominated by their students. The recipient is announced yearly at the Senior Reception.