We’re very proud to announce that PhD student Michaela Manson is the recipient of this year’s Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize from the Journal for the History of Philosophy. The prize is awarded annually to one exceptional graduate student in order to support travel for research or presenting work.
Michaela’s research revolves around the early modern period, with a particular focus on questions about mind, cognition, perception, and understanding. She intends to use the award to travel to the UK to look at archival sources related to English philosopher and feminist writer Mary Astell (1666-1730).
Michaela was also the recipient of a 2016 Mellon Foundation scholarship while enrolled in UCLA’s post-baccalaureate program in post-classical Latin. For more information, please visit Michaela’s website.
Jan Wojcik served as Book Review Editor for the Journal of the History of Philosophy from 2001-2005. Generously funded by Jan’s family, this annual award of up to $4000 aims to further the research of a graduate student working on a dissertation in any period of the history of philosophy.
The department warmly congratulates Michaela on this well-deserved award!