Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association: Francis J. Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper

Wed, 04/05/2017

Chloe Nurik, a senior History Major at Penn, won the Francis J. Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper at the Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association in Harrisburg, PA on April 1, 2017.  Chloe’s prize-winning paper, “Gin, Gentlemen, and Generational Conflict,” analyzes “the rise of peer bonding and homosocial rituals for collegiates at Penn, Harvard, and Yale in the 1920s and argues that these young men tried to integrate both new and old models of masculinity through on-campus activities.”  The paper was excerpted from Chloe’s History Honors Thesis, titled “Collegiate Masculinity and the Rise of American Youth Culture during the Roaring Twenties,” written under the direction of Professors Kathy Peiss and Beth Wenger.

To hear more about Chloe’s thesis project, and all of this year’s History Honors Thesis projects, come to the History Honors Thesis Symposium on April 25 at 4:15 in COLL 209!