UCL Institute of the Americas


Awards bonanza for UCL Americas at British Association for American Studies annual conference

15 April 2021

BAAS Awards 2021

We are really pleased to announce a number of accolades that UCL Institute of the Americas students received for their outstanding work at this year's edition of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) awards, which serve as testimony to the exceptional quality of the work produced by our students at all levels.

The excellent and well-argued analysis undertaken by Emilie Cunning in her essay To what extent does #Black Lives Matter represent a new departure in African-American Protest? has been recognised by a BAAS Undergraduate Essay Prize. You can learn more about what the adjudicating panel said about Emilie's prize here. Emilie is a final-year undergraduate student of our BA History and Politics in the Americas. After graduation from UCL Americas, Emilie is planning on continuing her Masters studies at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK.

Lizzie Evens wins the Arthur Miller Prize for Best Journal Length Article for her Plainclothes Policewomen on the Trail: NYPD Undercover Investigations of Abortionists and Queer Women, 1913-1926, published in CUP Modern American History.

Emily Hull is the winner of an ECR Research Assistance Awards, which will help with her archival research on Irving Kristol. Emily Hull's article Beyond the cultural Cold War: 'Encounter' and the post‑war emergence of Anglo‑American conservatism has just been published by the Journal of Transatlantic Studies. Read more here.

We proudly congratulate them all!

Emilie CunningLizzie EvensEmily Hull
Emilie Cunning
Elizabeth Evens
Emily Hull

You can learn more about the various prizes awarded by BAAS this year by visiting their dedicated awards webpage here.

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) was founded in 1955. It exists to promote, support and encourage the study of the United States in the Universities, Colleges and Schools of the United Kingdom, and by independent scholars. It welcomes application forms from all those engaged in or connected with the study of the United States. Learn more about BAAS here.


Emilie Cunning wins BAAS prize - news item

BA History and Politics in the Americas - webpage

Lizzie Evens - PhD profile

Emily Hull - PhD profile

Emily Hull's article published by prestigious journal - news item

BAAS 2021 Awards webpage

British Association for American Studies (BAAS) website


[top] Cover slide - BAAS Awards 2021

[bottom, l to r] Emilie Cunning, Lizzie Evens, Emily Hull