The Kirkland Endowment Essay Prize in Interdisciplinary Studies recognizes an outstanding genuinely interdisciplinary essay. 

Essays should be no more than 10 pages; they may be essays prepared for a class assignment, but students should submit clean, ungraded copies. The paper should be anonymous, with a cover sheet with the student’s name and email address.


Ann Kennedy ‘24
"The Separation of Lead and Water"

Lillian Norton-Brainerd ‘23
"Bodies, (of) Water, and Power: Water Infrastructure as a Method of Colonization" (2023)
“Reimagining Space and Land Through Embodied Mapping and Art” (2022)

Mckela Kanu ’22
“Black Women, Privacy, and Labor”

Diamond Jackson ’21
“Black on the Track: Examining the Lived Experiences of Low-Income Black Women Athletes at Elite Institutions”

Gabriel DeJoseph ’19
“Loyalty and Morality: Religious Minorities in U.S. Politics”

Jade Alvillar ’18

Joany Lamur ’17
“Epigenetics & Black-White Disparities in Low Birth Weight”

Crystal Kim ’15
“The Fall and Rise and Fall Again of the Haleminis: the Comfort Women Redress Movement”

Lauren Howe ’14
“Past, Present and Future: The Effects of the Death of the Swift River Valley and the Birth of the Quabbin Reservoir on Local Residents”


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Michelle LeMasurier and Claire Mouflard

Co-Chairs, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee 23-24

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