Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Undergraduate Paper Prizes

2020 Winners of the 1st Annual Undergraduate Paper Prize



The LUC Department of Theology is pleased to announce the winners of its undergraduate paper prize competition. Three prizes were awarded to encourage publication-level work in the fields of theology and religious studies and to reward talented undergraduates who have engaged in original work in a Theology or Religious Studies class here at LUC. The three prizes were awarded according to whether the paper was submitted from a 100, 200, or 300-level course.

A selection committee appointed by The Theology Department’s Undergraduate Learning Committee (ULC) chose the winners. Each winner receives a check for $50, along with public recognition on the Theology Department’s website, and recognition at our Annual Awards Ceremony.

2020 Annual Undergraduate Paper Prize Competition Winners

300-Level Prize Winner
“Two Models of Apophatic Theology for Understanding Cataphatic Revelation in Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses and Pseudo-Dionysius’ The Mystical Theology”
Maxwell Dziabis 

200-Level Prize Winner
“A Disability Studies Approach to Mark 5:21-43”
Rachel Groth

100-Level Prize Winner
“Pious Prose: A Proposal to Analyze the Connection Between Religion and Literature in the Late Medieval and Elizabethan Eras”
Angela Vainikos