The Lawrence Berman Prize
Established in memory of former professor in the Stanford Religious Studies department Lawrence Berman (1929-1988), this is awarded for the best essay written by an undergraduate student in a Religious Studies class:
- 2019-20 Arman Kassam, "A Shared Exodus: Analyzing the Multi-confessional Consumption of Abraham Ortelius’ Map of Palestine."
- 2018-19 Paritosh Kanoria, "A Granite God in an Ocean of Milk."
- 2017-18 Michal Leibowitz, "Beyond Symbolism: Tefillin as the Creation of Loving Bodies."
- 2016-17 Michal Leibowitz, "Signs and Symbols: Interpreting Eternal Light in Jewish, Christian, and Secular Spaces."
- 2014-15 Justin Brinkley, “The New Perspective on Paul: Rethinking the Judaism of Paul’s Day and the Identity of God’s People.”
- 2013-14 Jenna Leonardo, “YouVersion’s Bible App: The role of design in digitally mediated religious experience.”
- 2012-13 Tae Shin Lee, “Diotima’s Speech as Apophasis: a Holistic Reading of the Symposium.”
The Howard M. Garfield Award
The Howard M. Garfield Award is granted to the graduating student in Religious Studies who, through scholarship and/or service, illuminates and exemplifies those humane ethical values common to the world’s diverse religious traditions:
- 21-22 Hannah Kunzman
- 2019-20 Asher Faris
- 2018-19 Matthew Parent
- 2017-18 Tristan Navarro
- 2014-15 Mauricio Antunano
- 2013-14 Zoe Wolford; James Daniel (Jimmy) Fowkes – posthumous award
- 2012-13 Johanna (Hanni) Hanson