PWR Boothe Prize Essay Archive
Boothe Prize essays for 2021-2022
The 2021-2022 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2021-2022
- Angélique Charles-Davis (Winner, Spring/Summer 2021). “America’s Broken Promise: Examining Black Racial Identity in the School Choice Binary." Instructor: Lisa Swan.
- Jade Araujo (Honorable Mention, Spring/Summer 2021). "A Legacy of Safety: Comprehensive Policy for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women." Instructor: Roberta Wolfson.
- Sofia Gonzalez-Rodriquez (Winner, Fall 2021). "Cuando Colón baje el dedo." Instructor: Daniel Bush.
- Parker Kasiewicz (Honorable Mention, Fall 2021). "Automate Checkmate: The Case for Creativity in Computer Chess." Instructor: Shay Brawn.
- Winner: Zarif Ahsan (Winner, Winter 2022). “An Archive of Half-Silence: Incorporating Female Sexual Violence Narratives into Public Histories of the 1971 Bangladeshi Genocide.” Instructor: Efrain Brito.
- Cassidy Dalva (Honorable Mention, Winter 2022). "Syncretism or Disappearance? Understanding the Acculturation of Sephardic Jews.” Instructor; Sangeeta Mediratta.
Boothe Prize essays for 2020-2021
PWR Winners for 2020-2021
- Ciara Locker (Winner, Spring 2020). "Building Biosecurity: Examining the Rhetoric of Bioterrorism in Post-9/11 America." Instructor: Mutallip Anwar.
- Abigal Van Neely (Honorable Mention, Spring 2020). "The Pedagogy of Values: The Role of Culture and Experience in Education Inequity." Instructor: Lisa Swan.
- Anonymous. (Winner, Fall 2020). "When Never Again' Becomes 'Yet Again': Advocating for International Cooperation and Multilaterialism to End the Uyghur Genocide." Instructor: Mutallip Anwar.
- Cole Lee (Honorable Mention, Fall 2020). "Freedom within Bounds: How is Cultural Production Reshaped on Tiktok?" Instructor: Harriett Jernigan.
- Rachel Clinton (Winner, Winter 2021). "Diversity and Exclusion: Exploring the HIgher Education Success Gap between U.S.-Origin and Immigrant-Origin Black Students." Instructor: Lisa Swan.
- Mia Cano (Honorable Mention, Winter 2021). "Pipe Dreams: A Critical Evaluation of the STEM Pipeline Metaphor." Instructor: Lisa Swan.
Prize essays for 2019-2020
The 2019-2020 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2019-2020
- Cole Maxwell (Winner, Spring 2019). "Mrs. Stanford in the Nile: The Legacy of the Stanford Family's Collection Practices in Egypt at the Turn of the 20th Century." Instructor: Gigi Otalvaro.
- Caroline Utz (Honorable Mention, Spring 2019). "Dove, Real Beauty, and Pseudo Social Change: The Consumption, Commodification, and Commercialization of the Body Positive Movement." Instructor: Yanshuo Zhang.
- Malavika Kannan (Winner, Fall 2019). "Targeting a Generation: How Intersectional Youth Outreach Can Overcome America's Gun Divide." Instructor: Jennifer Johnson.
- Langston Nashold (Honorable Mention, Fall 2019). "A Climate of Denial: The Cause of and Solution to Republican Skepticism of Climate Science." Instructor: Mutallip Anwar.
- Madeleine Parker Cassic (Winner, Winter 2020). "The Battle for Public Education." Instructor: Lisa Swan.
- Ana Ximena Sosa (Honorable Mention, Winter 2020). "Tren Maya: Trail of the Cultures." Instructor: Irena Yamboliev.
Prize essays for 2018-2019
The 2018-2019 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2018-19
- Esther Omole (Winner, Spring 2018): "Medical Trauma and the Black Female Body: Enacting Clinical Justice for African American Female Victims of Sexual Assault" Instructor: Sarah Peterson Pittock
- Shikha Srinivas (Honorable Mention, Spring 2018): "(Un)settled: Displacement in the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Social Model of Disability" Instructor: Lindsey D. Felt
- Jackson Parell (Winner, Fall 2018): "Free at Last, Free at Last: Civil War Memory and Civil Rights Rhetoric" Instructor: Andy Hammann
- Ethan A. Chi (Honorable Mention, Fall 2018): "Singlish: Language, Power, and Identity in a Post-Colonial World" Instructor: Jennifer Johnson
- Sierra Wells (Winner, Winter 2019): "De Paisano a Paisano: What a Legendary Mexican Band Has to Say About the Lives of Its Listeners and Why It Matters" Instructor: Sarah Perkins
- Nadav Ziv (Honorable Mention, Winter 2019): "Never Again Means Never Forgetting: The Shoah in Polish Society and Education" Instructor: Samah Elbelazi
Prize essays for 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2017-18
- Alexis Lefft (Winner, Spring 2017): "'If Black Lives Matter, they deserve to be in paintings:' Kehinde Wiley's Lamentation as Ontological Resurrection" Instructor: Jamie O'Keeffe
- Jasmine Liu (Honorable Mention, Spring 2017): "From E Pluribus Unum to E Pluribus Plures: Examining Assimilationist and Nationalist Narratives in American History Textbooks" Instructor: John Peterson
- Sydney Westley (Winner, Fall 2017): "Conversing with Silence: Destabilizing Understandings of the Linguistic Reverberations of the Japanese Internment Camps" Instructor: Tesla Schaeffer
- Lucas Sato (Honorable Mention, Fall 2017): "Not with a Bang but a Computer: An Investigation in Promoting Safe AI Research Based on Lessons Learned from the History of Nuclear Technology Development" Instructor: Jennifer Johnson
- Roxy Bonafont (Winner, Winter 2018): "Push Factors: The Complicity of Traditional News Organizations in the Age of Ambient Media" Instructor: Chris Kamrath
- Rishabh Kapoor (Honorable Mention, Winter 2018): "'For My Old Kentucky Home, Far Away:' A Case for the Psycho-Sociological Dimension of Rural Brain Drain" Instructor: Lisa Swan
Prize essays for 2016-2017
The 2016-2017 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2016-17
- Julia Sakowitz (Winner, Spring 2016): "'We're A Lot More Than Gospel Singing:' Small Tourism Businesses in Harlem and Policy Proposals for the UMEZ." Instructor: Irena Yamboliev
- Alex Maben (Honorable Mention, Spring 2016): "Crafting CRISPR Fantasies: Flaws in Current Metaphors of Gene-Modifying Technology." Instructor: Jennifer Johnson
- Xinlan Emily Hu (Winner, Fall 2016): "Endangered Languages: Rescuing the World's Invisible Libraries." Instructor: Irena Yamboliev
- Vienna G. Kuhn (Honorable Mention, Fall 2016): "Fighting for Choice." Instructor: Lindsey Felt
- Nicholas Branigan (Winner, Winter 2017): "Michelle K. Lee v. Simon Shiao Tam." Instructor: Paul Bator
- Veronica Kim (Honorable Mention, Winter 2017): "'It's My Mom's Recipe, and She Got It From a Video: How Food Videos are Changing Home Cooking Culture" Instructor: Brian Kim
Prize essays for 2015-2016
The 2015-2016 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2015-16
- John Sholar (Winner, Spring 2015): "Bitcoin as Currency and Catalyst or Why Bitcoin Will Fail, Why You Shouldn’t Care, and What We’re Missing" Instructor: Eric vandal Bussche
- Eleonora Pinto (Honorable Mention, Spring 2015): “Demythologizing the TransMilenio: Why the Bus Rapid Transit System in Bogotá, Colombia has Underserved the Urban Poor” Instructor: Luke Parker
- Ho Kyung Sung (Winner, Fall 2015): “Declaring Amnesty on Prostitution: A Marxist Feminist Defense of Amnesty International’s Call for Decriminalization of Sex Work” Instructor: Ben Wiebracht
- Wyatt Mullen (Honorable Mention, Fall 2015): “Imagining the Infinite: The Evolution of Space in the American Visual Imagination” Instructor: Meg Formato
- Joan Creus-Costa (Winner, Winter 2016): “Beating a Dead-And-Alive Cat: Perspectives of Quantum Mechanics in Popular Science” Instructor: Jennifer Johnson
Claudia Hanley (Honorable Mention, Winter 2016): “Eight Hands Up: Re-Evaluating the Meritocratic Nature of College Admissions” Instructor: Becky Richardson
Prize essays for 2014-2015
The 2014-2015 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2014-15
- Gloria Chua (Winner, Spring 2014): "Salvaging the Self: The Selfie’s Reclamation of the Unified Self in a Postmodern World" Instructor: Wendy Goldberg
- Diego Hernandez (Honorable Mention, Spring 2014): "Humanization and Dialogue in El Sistema and American Adaptations: Socially Minded Music Education through a Freirian Lens" Instructor: Hillary Miller
- Victoria White (Winner, Fall 2014): "Changing the Brothers: Constructions of Masculinity, Sexual Assault, and How to Fix the Frats" Instructor: Karli Cerankowski
- Grace Klein (Honorable Mention, Fall 2014): "Queer Christina of Sweden: How Evolving Accounts of a Long Dead Queen’s Sexuality Reflect More Upon Us Than He" Instructor: Robert Stephan
- Elisa Vidales (Winner, Winter 2015): "Time to Welcome Chaos: The Intersection of the Trickster, Creativity, and the Math Classroom" Instructor: Hillary Miller
- Antariksh Mahajan (Honorable Mention, Winter 2015): "The Emergence of Konfrontasi in Singapore’s National Narrative" Instructor: Magdalena H. Gross
Prize essays for 2013-2014
The 2013-2014 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2013-14
- Brian Do (Winner, Spring 2013): "Immediate Healthcare Interventions: A Path to Prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa" Instructor: Jennifer Stonaker
- Brian Hie (Honorable Mention, Spring 2013): "Gene Transfer to Remix: A Search for Copyright Reform in a Digital World" Instructor: Chris Gerben
- Ruizhe (Thomas) Zhao (Winner, Fall 2013): "Word for Word: Culture's Impact on the Localization of Japanese Video Games" Instructor: Christine Alfano
- Virginia Rose La Puma (Winner, Winter 2014): "On the Brain and Accountability: The Role of the Neuroscience in the Courtroom" Instructor: Kathleen Tarr
- Sam Kurland (Honorable Mention, Winter 2014): ""Red Lines" and the Syrian Civil War: The Power of a President" Instructor: John Lee
Boothe Prize essays for 2012-2013
The 2012-2013 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2012-13
- Kirstin Wagner (Winner, Spring 2012): "Managing the Mean Girl: California's Incomplete State Policy on Social Aggression" Instructor: Sarah Peterson Pittock
- Charlotte Geaghan-Breiner (Honorable Mention, Spring 2012): "Where the Wild Things Should Be: Healing Nature Deficit Disorder through the Schoolyard" Instructor: Sarah Peterson Pittock
- Kat Gregory (Winner, Fall 2012): "Wanted in Every Sense of the Word: Deconstructing the Romanticized Outlaw Hero" Instructor: Donna Hunter
- Kaitlyn Williams (Honorable Mention, Fall 2012): "When Gaming Goes Bad: An Exploration of Videogame Harassment Towards Female Gamers" Instructor: Christine Alfano
- Amy Bearman (Winner, Winter 2013): "The Soul of a New Machine: The Social Psychological Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction" Instructor: Ryan Zurowski
- Ansh Shukla (Honorable Mention, Winter 2013): "The Four-Year Plan: A Reframing of Contemporary Debate Regarding the "Death" of American Undergraduate Liberal Education" Instructor: Mark Taylor
Boothe Prize essays for 2011-2012
PWR Winners for 2011-2012
- Tina Roh (Winner, Spring 2011): "Gaming Through Glitches: How Glitches Open New Experiences to Players" Instructor: Christine Alfano
- Kima Uche (Kevin U. Imah) (Honorable Mention, Spring 2011): "Yaoi and Male Homosexuality in Modern Japan: Identity, Divergence, and Discourse" Instructor: Rhiannon Lewis
- Adam Perelman (Winner, Fall 2011): "Child's Play: Historical Agency and the New York City Playground Movement" Instructor: Sarah Pittock
- Emma Dohner (Honorable Mention, Fall 2011): "Putting a Price on Nature" Instructor: Erik Ellis
- Jake Sonnenberg (Winner, Spring 2012): "Legend and Legacy: A Rhetorical History of Lewis and Clark" Instructor: Gabrielle Moyer
- Oriekose Idah (Honorable Mention, Spring 2012): "BB Me Najia: The 'Forgotten Nigerian Man' and the Blackberry Phone" Instructor: Sohui Lee
Boothe Prize essays for 2010-2011
The 2010-2011 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2010-2011
- Clarice Nguyen (Winner, Spring 2010): “Advertising Antidepressants: The Rhetoric of Pharmaceutical Marketing”
- David Wu (Honorable Mention, Spring 2010): “Virtual Property or Virtual Service?”
- Patricia Ho (Winner, Fall 2010): “Citizen Journalism: Locally Grown, Community-Owned”
- Tonya Yu (Honorable Mention, Fall 2010): "One Laptop per Child: A Need to Help Teachers Help Students"
- Gillie Collins (Winner, Winter 2011): “The Neo-Taliban’s Neo-History: Re-Cognition and Resurgence”
- Kurt Chirbas (Honorable Mention, Winter 2011): “The Social Divide: David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin as Counterpoints in the Dialogue over the Internet”
IHUM Winners for 2010-2011
- Jake Zeller (Winner, Spring 2010): “The Idol of Prescriptive Normativity"
- Lucy Richards (Honorable Mention, Spring 2010): “The Importance of Developing a More Inclusive Role for Archeology in Jerusalem and Ayodhya"
- Kristian Davis Bailey (Winner, Fall 2010): “Empathy vs. Emptiness: An Investigation of Human and Divine Responses to Pain”
- Tyler Haddow (Honorable Mention, Fall 2010): “Art as the Key to an Intellectual Conscience”
- Tiffany Dharma ( Winner, Winter 2011): “And Then There Was Money: The Godliness and Godlessness of Acquisitive Economy”
- Maya Krishnan (Winner, Winter 2011): “Launch out on the story, Muse”
- Gabriele Carotti-Sha (Honorable Mention, Winter 2011): “Caught in the Causal Net: A Reflection on Fichte’s Lecture on Man’s Vocation in Society”
Boothe Prize essays for 2009-2010
The 2009-2010 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2009-2010
- Fannie Watkinson (Spring 2009 Winner): "The Role of Aesthetics: Green Skyscrapers in the 21st Century"
- Karen Shen (Fall 2009 Winner): "The Paradox of Public Support for 'Quality-of-Life' Policing"
- Lauren YoungSmith (Fall 2009 Honorable Mention): "Communication Beyond Loss: Lorca's Triangular Rhetoric"
- Kris Sankaran (Winter 2010 Winner): "Theater Between Borders: Navigating Cultures in an Interconnected World"
- Alex Ryan (Winter 2010 Honorable Mention): "MMORPGs: A Medium for Utopian and Experimental Genesis"
IHUM Winners for 2009-2010
- Fiona Hinze (Winner, Spring 2009): "An Encounter with Angel Island"
- Mia Newman (Honorable Mention, Spring 2009): "Under the Yoke: The Institution of Marriage in Middlemarch"
- Alex Hertz (Winner, Fall 2009): "A Challenging Invitation to Faith"
- Ben Pittenger (Honorable Mention, Fall 2009): "Trains, Pains, and Automobiles: The Liminal Trek beyond Survival in The Piano Lesson and Maus I"
- Kelly Vicars (Winner, Winter 2010): "Intertwining Art"
- Evan Storms (Honorable Mention, Winter 2010): "Antigone and the Social Contract Theory of the Crito"
Boothe Prize essays for 2008-2009
The 2008-2009 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2008-2009
- Anna Grummon (Winner, Spring 2008): "In Defense of Human Agency: Protection of Self-Image in the Milgram Obedience Experiments"
- Kyie Tuosto (Honorable Mention, Spring 2008): "The 'Grunt Truth' of Embedded Journalism"
- Jacob Stern (Winner, Fall 2008): "If You Give an Artist an Apron"
- Katherine Disenhof (Honorable Mention, Fall 2008): "Sweet Surprise: Visual Rhetoric and the Flawed Message of the Corn Refiners Association's Sweet Surprise Campaign"
- Rachel Kolb (Winner, Winter 2009): "A Journey into the Heart of Silence: The Rhetoric of Expression, Gesture, and Thought"
- Caitlin Colgrove (Honorable Mention, Winter 2009): "Fugue in A minor for Carbon and Silicon"
IHUM Winners for 2008-2009
- Sarrah Nomanbhoy (Winner, Spring 2008): "Embracing Ambiguity in 'Bartleby the Scrivener'"
- Nicole Gordon (Honorable Mention, Spring 2008): "When a Silent Killer Confronts a Silent Society: Stanford University's Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic from 1980-1989"
- Adam Adler (Winner, Fall 2008): "Wisconsin v. Yoder: Maximizing Religious Choice"
- Rachel Kolb (Winner, Winter 2009): "Thought Aids Acting, Not Action: Laurence Olivier's and Franco Zeffirelli's Versions of Hamlet"
- Jacob Vandermeer (Honorable Mention, Winter 2009): "Identity Manipulation in Candide andThe Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano as Model for the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World"
Boothe Prize essays for 2007-2008
The 2007-2008 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2007-2008
- Justin Solomon (Winner, Spring 2007): "Programmers, Professors, and Parasites: Credit and Co-Authorship in Computer Science"
- Keith Schwarz (Honorable Mention, Spring 2007): "Eminent Domain and Anti-Trust: A Proposal to Remedy Kelo's Excess"
- Sophie Theis (Winner, Fall 2007): "Imitation vs. Internationalization: The Rhetoric of Teen Travel-Program Advertising for College-Bound Youth"
- Dixon Bross (Honorable Mention, Fall 2007): "How Interesting: Interest and the Quotidian in Art Cinema"
- Eric Slessarev (Winner, Winter 2008): "Nature Takes New York: A Secret Rebellion"
- Sasha Engelmann (Honorable Mention, Winter 2008): "Breaking the Frame: Olaf Eliasson's Art, Merleu Ponty's Phenomenology, and the Rhetoric of Eco-Activism"
Boothe Prize essays for 2006-2007
The 2006-2007 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2006-2007
- Leslie Georgatos (Winner, Spring 2006): "Brand America: Exploring the Appropriate Role of Marketing Strategies in Public Diplomacy"
- Christine Chung (Honorable Mention, Spring 2006): "'Hello Kitty Noodles' and Ramen Culture in the 21st Century"
- Jessica Galant (Winner, Fall 2006): "Keeping Tableaux Vivants Alive"
- Anne Datesh (Honorable Mention, Fall 2006): " The Decision to Drop the Bomb: Where Hindsight is Not 20/20"
- Jocelyn Jiao (Winner, Winter 2007): "Madama Butterfly Gave Birth to a Monster: Exploring the Internalization of Racial Stereotypes within Asian American Women"
- Annelise Blum (Honorable Mention, Winter 2007): "Hugo Chávez’s Debut: Rhetoric and Petro–Politics in the World Theater A Dramatic Essay in Three Acts"
Boothe Prize essays for 2005-2006
The 2005-2006 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2005-2006
- Kimber Lockhart (Winner, Spring 2005): "Women in Computer Science: A Skill-Specific Analysis"
- Nick Parker (Honorable Mention, Spring 2005): "The Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell: Mistakes Worth Fixing"
- Jennifer Chin (Winner, Fall 2005): "Reaffirming, Not Redefining: A Look at Rem Koolhass' New Seattle Central Library"
- Matthew Gribble (Honorable Mention, Fall 2005): "Gender, Art, and the Nursing Shortage: The Effect of Gendered Visual Rhetoric on the American Healthcare System"
- Cecilia Yang (Winner, Winter 2006): "The Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre: Rhetoric in the Face of Tragedy"
- Aaron Quiggle (Honorable Mention, Winter 2006): "In Search of an Anorexic Rhetoric: A Theory of Language, Meaning, Society, and Mental Illness"
IHUM Winners for 2005-2006
- Jessica Lee (Winner, Spring 2005): "Death of the Faces of God"
- Julie Byren (Honorable Mention, Spring 2005): "If You're Lost Enough to Find Yourself: Unveiling Nature's Secrets in Robert Frost's 'October' and 'Directive'"
- Patrick Leahy (Winner, Fall 2005): "The Three Furies of Dublin"
- Nathan Pflueger (Honorable Mention, Fall 2005): "Hamlet's Imagined Filial Love"
- Sarah Johnson (Winner, Winter 2006): "Breaking the Watch Along With the Wedding Glass: Conceptions of Time in the Transition from Biblical to Rabbinic Judaism"
- Jason Dunford (Honorable Mention, Winter 2006): "Empowering the Oppressed: The Role of Language in the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa"
Boothe Prize essays for 2004-2005
The 2004-2005 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2004-2005
- Ali Batouli (Winner, Spring 2004): “The Free Internet: An Instrument of Control”
- Shannon Donahue (Honorable Mention, Spring 2004): “How Clean Are Green Ads? Evaluating Environmental Advertising in Contemporary Media”
- Shivaram Lingamneni (Winner, Fall 2004): “Predicting the Future of Internet Advertising”
- Emily Dalton (Honorable Mention, Fall 2004): “William Tyndale’s Biblical ‘Translation"
- Eyal Ophir (Winner, Winter 2005): “Kick Ass Culture: Ads Mirror an Anti-Dialogue American Discourse”
- Molly Cunningham (Honorable Mention, Winter 2005): “Colonial Echoes in Kenyan Education: A First Person Account”
IHUM Winners for 2004-2005
- Wendy Hagenmaier (Winner, Spring 2004): “‘To render it:’ Acts of Structural Passion in Levertov’s ‘An English Field in the Nuclear Age’.”
- Lia Hardin (Honorable Mention, Spring 2004): “Hear the Thunder: Isolation and Emotional Power in Kafka and Eliot.”
- Salvatore Bonaccorso (Winner, Fall 2004): “Self-Discovery through Language in Omeros andWalden.”
- Anne Wyman (Honorable Mention, Fall 2004): “Art Refracts Life.”
- Yun Chu (Winner, Winter 2005): “The Analysis of Rational Violence in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Goethe’s Faust across Three Mediums: Literature, Music, and Art.”
- Emily Dalton (Honorable Mention, Winter 2005): “Poetic Justice, Memory As A Moral Force."
Boothe Prize essays for 2003-2004
The 2003-2004 Boothe Prize book is available as a PDF.
PWR Winners for 2003-2004
- Joshua Smith (Winner, Spring 2003), "Conflict Diamonds: Resolving Africa's Worst Resource Wars"
- Jennifer Cribbs (Honorable Mention, Spring 2003), "Darkness in the Vicious Kitchen: An Analysis of Feminist Themes and Suicidal Imagery in Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath's Poetry"
- Rui Xiong Kee (Winner, Fall 2003), "Exploring the 'Communist' in the Communist Insurrection in Malaya"
- Jasmine Hanifi (Honorable Mention, Fall 2003), "Belonging to America: Rhetoric of the Second Generation"
- Andrew Leifer (Winner, Winter 2004), "Harry Potter and the Battle of International Copyright Law"
- Hammad Ahmed (Honorable Mention, Winter 2004), "Grafting Cuba Onto the American Body Politic: The Intersection of Natural Science and Foreign Policy in the Annexationist Era"
IHUM Winners for 2003-2004
- Steph Abegg (Winner, Spring 2003), "Rome: The City of Gods"
- Gloria Nguyen (Honorable Mention, Spring 2003), "In Search of the Perfect Love"
- Anne Kalt (Winner, Fall 2003), "Perspectives on the Human Good"
- Bob Hough (Honorable Mention, Fall 2003), "Faith in Death"
- Patrick R. Callier (Winner, Winter 2004), "Matter, Systems, and Alternatives from the Americas by Borges"
- Annie Kalt (Honorable Mention, Winter 2004), "Male and Female Love Worlds: Inherently Separate Landscapes?"
Boothe Prize essays for 2002-2003
PWR Winners for 2002-2003
- Mari Hayman (Winner, Spring 2002), “Adoption Issues in Latin America: Behind the Silence and the Secrets”
- Jennifer Kong (Honorable Mention, Spring 2002), “Fulfilling Stanford's Commitment to Diversity: Eliminating Gender Bias and Increasing the Number of Tenured Women Faculty”
- Prabhu Balasubramanian (Winner, Fall 2002), “Pharmaceutical Patents: Life Savers or Profit Makers?"
- Andre de Alencar Lyon (Honorable Mention, Fall 2002), “The Question of Textual Ideology in Changing Lanes”
- Eric Adamson (Winner, Winter 2003), “Malleability, Misrepresentation, Manipulation: The Rhetoric of Images in Economic Forecasting”
- David Craig (Honorable Mention, Winter 2003),“Instant Messaging: The Language of YouthLiteracy”
IHUM Winners for 2002-2003
- Heather MacKintosh Sims (Winner, Spring 2002), "Reflections of an Empire: The British Celts as Indicators of Roman Self-Perception"
- Jason Glick (Honorable Mention, Spring 2002), "Trading Land for Cultural Power: Anazaldua's and Cardenal's (Re)constructions of Mestiza Identity"
- Andre de Alencar Lyon (Winner, Fall 2002), “Traversing the Gap Between Reality and the Individual in Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse”
- Liang Dong (Honorable Mention, Fall 2002), “State and Empire: (De)Construction of the National Identity”
- Luke Lindley (Winner, Winter 2003), “A Heap of Broken Images: Conflicting Narratives of Nature in Milton's 'Lycidas'”
- Brian Caliando (Honorable Mention, Winter 2003) “Don't Spazz: It's Not Rational and It's Not Moral”
Boothe Prize essays for 2001-2002
- Boothe Prize essays for 2001-2002 (complete book - PDF)
Boothe Prize essays for 2000-2001
- Boothe Prize essays for 2000-2001 (complete book - PDF)