E. Ethelbert Miller, image via Flickr
The inaugural Julian Clement Chase Prize ceremony features poet, literary activist and board chair at the Institute for Policy Studies, E. Ethelbert Miller, as the keynote speaker. The 2016 awardees, Kaeleigh Christie and Emily Niekrasz, will share their research.
The ceremony and reception honor exceptional research writing about the District of Columbia. The ceremony kicks off the University Writing and Research Conference, during which undergraduates present research completed in their first-year writing courses. The Julian Clement Chase Prize Committee welcomes submissions of writing projects focused on the District of Columbia in all undergraduate classes and in all disciplines at the George Washington University.
If you have any questions about the award, please contact Randi Kristensen.
This year’s winners will share the $1,000 prize. Sociology student Kaeleigh Christie's prize-winning paper presents and critiques D.C.'s public-school truancy policy in practice. Emily Niekrasz advances an argument that is as timely as it is historically grounded: that the national civil rights movement is tied up with the status of the nation's capital -- and vice versa.