It’s our privilege to announce the winners of this year’s inaugural Seshat Essay Competition Winners. The Seshat Prize is made possible by generosity of an anonymous donor. Seshat was the ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom and writing, and the prize recognizes the convergence of wisdom and writing in an essay. A prize of $1,250 will be awarded to the best graduate student essay. Two prizes, one of $700 and one of $400, will be awarded to the first and second best undergraduate student essays.

Here are the results for the undergraduate prizes:

1st place:  Balqiss Alattiyat for her paper, “The Case of Cultural Gaslighting and Genocide in Palestine”

2nd place: Kayla Cochran for her paper, “America’s Moral Revolution: Overcoming Oppression”

The winner of the gradate prize is:

Matt Fee, for his paper “Curating the Self: An Aesthetic Theory of Personal Identity”

Thanks to the award selection committees, and very warm congratulations to these emerging scholars!