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Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities and Creative Arts

Lily Foulkes, Queer Deviancy, Undesirable Caribbean Refugees, and the Rise of Carceral Immigration Detention. (Advisors: Ana Minian and Estelle Freedman)

James Birdsall…

What will we remember of this year of COVID-19 and how will we recall it? In 1374, during the final year of a long and interesting life, the Italian humanist and poet Francesco Petrarch observed that his society had lived with “this plague,…

This past week, protests took place in every U.S. state and in many foreign cities, an uprising ignited by the killing of George Floyd. The demonstrations speak to the larger malignancy of racism and police abuse over the decades. This week, we’…


The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers continues to incite mass demonstrations around the nation. As these turbulent protests surface in a multitude of cities throughout the U.S., our national political…

As spontaneous and loosely organized demonstrations against the death of George Floyd continue to erupt across the world, Stanford historian and civil rights scholar Clayborne Carson has a message to activists:  There needs to be some kind of…

Q&A Ravi Veriah Jacques (Class of 2020)  Separate Interview through the Department of History

Recipient of the 2020 Schwarzman Scholarship

Recipient of Stanford Deans’ Award for Academic Achievement

Recipient of J. E.…

BY ALEX KEKAUOHA

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has awarded 2020 fellowships to four Stanford students who are completing doctoral degrees in anthropology, art/art history, history and philosophy.

Now in its…

Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of American history and director of African and African American Studies, hosts the Stanford Community Hour, during which she provides a space for reflection and meditation amid uncertain times, inviting experts…

No, not that Gordon Chang. The other one: the good one. Gordon H. Chang is a professor of American history at Stanford University, where he is also the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and the senior associate vice provost for…

The Yenching Academy of Peking University has announced its sixth cohort of scholars. Among this year’s recipients are Stanford seniors MELODIE GRACE LIU and BERBER JIN.

Liu and Jin are among 119 young scholars from 39 counties and regions…