Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is proud to announce this year’s prize and award winners in special recognition of their significant accomplishments in 2022.

We sincerely thank you for your hard work and dedication to upholding PAT’s mission statement: “to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.”

These winners represent this year’s undergraduate and graduate students that went above and beyond that call to action. Congrats!



Katherine Fapp– University of Arizona

Sofia Paschero– University of South Florida


Inbar Michael– University of California-Irvine

Alyssa M. Moore– St. Olaf College

Renee Thiele– Liberty University


Wendi Zhou– University of Washington-Seattle



Lynn W. Turner Prize

Nihal Manjila, Case Western Reserve University

“Substance of Joy: Serotonin Research at Cleveland Clinic, 1948-1968”

Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Prize

James Lingman, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

“Death-Omens in Roman Historiography”

Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Prize

Wendi Zhou, University of Washington

“Translating Guilt to Commitment”: Racial and Queer Intersections in Afro-German Berlin, 1981-1992”


George P. Hammond Prize

Marie Sarnacki, Eastern Michigan University

“The Highest Work of Civilization”: Social Reform Movements in Nineteenth-Century Michigan”

Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Prize

Ariel Norris, Liberty University

“The Myth of the Crocodile Dundee: The “White Australian” and the Racialization of Australian Citizenship from 1901-1958”

Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Prize

Fiona Stockdale, State University of New York at Brockport

“Organized White Terror Groups: The KKK, Others, and their Effectiveness”


Dr. Sabrina Thomas’s Scars of War: The Politics of Paternity and Responsibility for the Amerasians of Vietnam


Dr. Carolina López-Ruiz’s Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean

Nash Journal Prize

Print Journals (Graduate)

1- California State University, Sacramento: Clio advised by Aaron Cohen

2- California State University, San Bernardino: History in the Making: A Journal of History advised by Jeremy Murray and Tiffany Jones

3- California State University, Los Angeles: Perspectives  advised by Birte Pfleger

Print Journals (Undergraduate)

1- Santa Clara University: Historical Perspectives advised by Paul Mariani

2- Oklahoma Christian University: Journal of Historical Studies advised by Matt McCook

Electronic Journals (Graduate)

1- California State University, Fullerton: Welebaethan advised by Jochen Burgtorf

2- Texas Woman’s University: Ibid: A Student History Journal advised by Aubri Thurmond

3- Chapman University: Voces Novae advised by Shira Klein

Honorable Mention- Eastern Illinois University: Historia  advised by Edmund Wehrle

Electronic Journals (Undergraduate)

1- Harding University: Tenor of Our Times advised by Julie E. Harris

2- California Lutheran University: The Scribe of the Ages: Ruminations on History advised by David Nelson