Undergraduate BA Thesis Essay or Project Prize

The Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity annually awards a prize of $750 for the best BA thesis or capstone project written by an undergraduate student in any major which focuses on the RDI department’s flagship themes. Submissions must focus on topics related to race, diaspora, or indigeneity in a manner that reflects the transdisciplinary/interdisciplinary lens of the Department. Winners will also address their work’s meaningful implications for the writer, a set of communities, and/or the world, beyond simply “filling a gap in the literature.” Submitted works may take many forms, including analytic or critical essays, empirical research, or creative works.  They should be no longer than 50 double-spaced pages, completed in English. Students may only submit one essay for consideration. Submissions will be adjudicated by RDI faculty.

Submission deadline: May 7, 2023

Contact Jacqueline Gaines (jgaines@uchicago.edu) with any questions.