Congratulations, Class of 2023!

June 5, 2023

The Humanities Council’s Program in Linguistics is pleased to award 7 independent concentrations and 15 certificates to graduates of the Class of 2023.

The program hosted an in-person Class Day celebration on Monday, May 29. Laura Kalin, who gave the opening remarks to welcome the graduates and their families, was joined by other members of Linguistics’ teaching and advising faculty, Byron Ahn, Christiane Fellbaum, Alexander Göbel, and Jack Merrill, to honor each of the graduating independent concentrators and certificate students.

The co-winners of this year’s Senior Thesis Prize in Linguistics, Colin Vega and Reis O’Neill White, were also announced. The prize recognizes the best senior thesis written and defended by an independent concentrator.

Congratulations and all best wishes to the Class of 2023!  

Independent Concentrators:

  • Madeline Jane Buswell
  • Molly I. Cutler
  • Xander Guidry
  • Alexej Gundy
  • Colin Vega
  • Reis O’Neill White
  • Sebastian Williams

Certificate Students:

  • Mohammad Alqudah (Computer Science)
  • Abigail Anthony (Politics)
  • Becca Berman (Philosophy)
  • Evan Brandon (Classics)
  • Nicabec Casido (Neuroscience)
  • Adam Elkins (SPIA)
  • Abinitha Gourabathina (ORFE)
  • Maryam Ibrahim (Sociology)
  • Maryam Kamel (Molecular Biology)
  • Shelby Kinch (Anthropology)
  • Luca Morante (Comparative Literature)
  • Megan Ogawa (Computer Science)
  • Catherine Parker (Psychology)
  • Donovan Pearce (Computer Science)
  • Nathan Shapiro (Mathematics)

Senior Thesis Prize Winners

  • Colin Vega, Independent Concentrator  
    Verb Extensions in Ruruuli-Lunyala: A Morphosyntactic Description
    Thesis Adviser: Florian Lionnet (Linguistics and Humanities Council)
  • Reis O’Neill White, Independent Concentrator
    Bringing Sociolectal Variation to the Extremes: Investigating the Role of Gradience in Perceptual Judgments of Sexuality from Pitch Accents
    Thesis Adviser: Byron T. Ahn (Linguistics and Humanities Council)
Reis O’Neill White and Colin Vega are co-winners of the Senior Thesis Prize in Linguistics
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