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We’re thrilled to share that Dr. Rachel Gelfand, who received her American Studies PhD this past spring, was named a finalist for the American Studies Association’s Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize!

The prize is is awarded annually to the best doctoral dissertation in American studies, ethnic studies, or women’s studies and honors Ralph Henry Gabriel, an American intellectual historian who published on a wide assortment of topics including urban history, literary criticism, and the history of consciousness. Some of his works include Course of American Democratic Thought and American Values, Continuity, and Change. Gabriel served as the general editor of The Pageant of America book series as well as the editor of the Library of Congress Series in American Civilization. In addition to his long tenure in the history department at Yale University, Gabriel taught at New York University, Stanford University, Cambridge University, and many others.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gelfand on this tremendous achievement! You can read more about Dr. Gelfand’s research and dissertation on her website:

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