Heather Ann Thompson *95 Wins Pulitzer in History
The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History was Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson, who received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton in 1995.
The graduate program in History values an approach to scholarship grounded in the particular while retaining a sense of the whole. The faculty encourage students to take as comprehensive a view of history as possible with the goal of cultivating a far-reaching understanding of the past. Throughout their enrollment, students develop the necessary skills to conduct discipline-defining research.
Vibrant intellectual communities within the department and across campus encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with faculty, other students, and visiting scholars. Faculty advisers supervise the progress of each student and closely oversee the research and writing of the dissertation. Deep departmental commitment to professional development aids students in becoming expert historians and effective teachers.
Explore the various fields of inquiry pursued by currently enrolled students by reading their profiles.