2022 Student Prizes

The France-Stanford Center is pleased to announce the student recipients for the James Baldwin, Louise Bourgeois and Josephine Baker Prizes.

Phoebus Cotsapas

James Baldwin Essay Prize

Two authors share our 2022 James Baldwin Essay Prize  for a research essay by an advanced Stanford PhD student in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences:  Phoebus Cotsapas for Consoling les Vrais Athées: Diderot and  the Problemof the Afterlife;


Johannes Ruhland

and Johannes Junge Ruhland for The Practice of Debate in French Literature Before Machaut. Both are working toward PhD’s in French in the Department of French and Italian, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages.

Katherin Yu

Louise Bourgeois Essay Prize

Our 2022 Louise Bourgeois Essay Prize essay prize for a research essay by a Stanford Masters or early PhD student in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences goes to Katherin Yu for Flux of Ethical Responsibility between Character and Camera in the New Wave Running Shot”.  

Nova Meurice

Josephine Baker Honors Thesis Prize

Our 2022 Josephine Baker Prize for an undergraduate Honors thesis goes to goes to Nova Meurice for Le Cri Écrit: Voice, Art, and the Archive in Assia Djebar’s L’Amour, la fantasia.