Alumni Update: Art History Undergrads Win Iwanter Prize & Honorable Mention!

The Center of Humanities has awarded Noah Mapes (B.A.’21, left) the Iwanter Prize for his thesis “Supermarket Activism: Locating Identity and Red Power Rhetoric in Peter B. Jones’ Indian Brand Series.”

Taylor Leigh Scofield (B.A.’21, Art History, Political Science, right) has also been awarded the Iwanter Prize Honorable Mention for her thesis “The Gentrification of Public Art: Oakland Street Art and Graffiti Post-Tech Boom.” You can read more here.

Congratulations Noah and Taylor!

The annual Iwanter Prize recognizes outstanding humanities-based scholarship of a broad and interdisciplinary nature. This senior thesis prize is made possible by a gift to the UW Foundation by Sidney E. Iwanter, an alumnus of the College of Letters & Science (BA History, 1971). It was a competitive year for the Iwanter Prize with many compelling entries; the Center for the Humanities received the highest number of applications to date.