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. 

2023 Thesis Prize Recipients

  • First Place: ANNABELLE DUVAL, History (Adviser: Margot Canaday) for “Politics in the Clinic: Reproductive Health Services and Legal Strategies in the Association to Repeal Abortion Laws, 1966-1973”
  • Second Place Co-Winner: WILL HUNT, Religion (Adviser: Bryan Lowe) for “‘We Are All Children of God, in Case You Forgot’: Reclaiming Queer Voices in Contemporary Christian Music” 
  • Second Place Co-Winner: RACHEL STURLEY, English (Adviser: Maria DiBattista) for “’The Body Intervenes’: Narrating Illness at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

Past Thesis Prize Recipients