For his next book, Kevin Kruse is will reconsider the civil rights era through the life and legacy of Princeton alumnus John Doar, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division from 1960 to 1967.
The Koren Prize recognizes outstanding departmental work during the junior year.
He had been held in Iran since 2016.
The fellowship will support the development of his dissertation, "Airborne Colony: Culture and Politics of Aviation in India," into a monograph.
Researchers, who include Ph.D. alumni Lee Mordechai and Merle Eisenberg and postdoctoral fellow Janet Kay (Society of Fellows), now have a clearer picture of the impact of the first plague pandemic, the Justinianic Plague, which lasted from about 541 to 750 CE.
His keynote address, "Technology, Diversity, and the Future of Health: The Social Predicament of Genetic Innovation," presented a historical review of technology and health and focused on disparities in access and treatment.
The prize is awarded for the best second-semester Junior Paper.
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The award recognizes the best book on the history of the Pacific West.
Recent History grads discuss their journeys at Princeton and beyond.