Huffman Senior Thesis Prize

This prize, established in memory of Suzanne M. Huffman, Class of 1990, is awarded annually to a certificate student in our program whose senior thesis shows a deep commitment to the dilemmas raised by feminism and an extraordinary empathy for the problems and struggles of women.

Suzanne M. Huffman died in 1991 after a yearlong battle with Hodgkin’s disease. Today, we keep her memory alive through the Huffman Prize, honoring her contributions to the University community. At Princeton, Suzanne’s accomplishments ranged from the establishment of her own jewelry business to the art classes she taught for young children.  We also honor her for her senior thesis, which she wrote for the history and women’s studies (now GSS) departments. This outstanding work focused on the political radicalization of the Christian woman’s movement. 

2022 Thesis Prize Recipients

2022 Thesis Prize winners: Joshua A. Babu, Cammie Lee and Ana C. Prange
  • Joshua A. Babu, Molecular Biology: "Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for Transgender Youth: Telomere Homeostasis, Psychological Wellbeing, and Barriers to Research." (First Place)

  • Cammie Lee, English:
    "The Entropy of Smell Theorizing a Logic of Olfaction Through the Art and Literature of Asian Women." (Second Place)
  • Ana C. Prange, Economics:
    "The Impact of Financial Access to Abortion on Women’s Economic Outcomes: Evidence from Medicaid Coverage." (Second Place)

Past Thesis Prize Recipients