Department of History

History honors major Kieran Coffey wins William Stanton Prize

Graduating senior Kieran Coffey has been selected by the History Department as the recipient of the William Stanton Prize for outstanding honors thesis in History written in the 2016-17 academic year.

The Stanton Prize has been generously established by Pitt alumnus Mr. David Frederick, in honor of his mentor William Ragan Stanton, an esteemed American historian who taught in Pitt’s History department from 1962 until 1994.

Coffey’s thesis, "Creating Germany: Linguistic Nationalism, Militarism, and the Struggle of Nation Building (1806-1914),” was advised by DAAD Visting Professor of History Katja Wezel.