Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Faculty and Student Awards 2021

We're pleased to share with you some tremendous accomplishments from the History Department. Join us as we recognize their achievements!


The History Department is proud to have faculty members recognized in this year's Sujack Awards, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Marek Suszko, senior lecturer: 2021 Master Teachers

Dr. Gemma Kloppe-Santamaría, Assistant Professor: 2021 Sujack Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence


Undergraduate Essay Contest

1st Prize, Amanda Timlin: "The Problem of Pants: Visual Depictions of Amazons and Joan of Arc in the 15th Century"

2nd Prize, Jacob McAloon: "'Eighty Acres of Hell' or 'A Grand Old-Time?': The War of Words Surrounding Chicago's Camp Douglas and Historical Memory"

3rd Prize, Lily Cate Gunther-Canada: "To Play or Not to Play the Part: The Lady Hamlets of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"


Undergraduate Blogging and Vlogging Prize

First Prize, Melina Testin: "Nights at the Museum: National Czech and Slovack Museum"



Paul S. Lietz Award

Emily Van Cleave

The Paul S. Lietz Award for Outstanding Historical Scholarship is the history department's highest honor. Chosen by the history department faculty, the award is given to a graduating senior based on the merit of the student's scholarly work.


13th Annual Forum Student Forum on East Central Europe at Loyola

First Prize - James Rubino: "The Traveler’s Perspective: Outsider Perceptions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th and 17th Century"


Graduate Student Awards & Fellowship Winners

Jenny Barry: Friend of Main Street, Libertyville

June Coyne: Edward Crown, M.D. Humanities Fellowship

Nathan Ellstrand: Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship

Nathan Ellstrand: Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant

Sean Jacobson: Cushwa Center Research Grant


Congratulations on Additional Graduate Student Achievements

Academic Conference Presentations: Nathan Ellstrand, Cate LiaBraaten and Sean Jacobson, Ella Wagner

Publications: Nathan Ellstrand, Sean Jacobson, and Elizabeth Schmidt

Academic Appointments: Emily Davis, Assistant Professor of History, Belmont Abbey College


28 April 2021