Graduate Program

Matt Blackwell (PhD, June 2012) has been selected as this year's recipient of the GSAS Richard J. Herrnstein prize.

Department: 
Graduate

 Friends of the late Richard Herrnstein, Edgar Pierce Professor of Biology, established a prize in his honor which is awarded annually to a Harvard graduate student for a completed dissertation in the natural or social sciences.  The criteria for the award are "excellent scholarship, originality and breadth of thought, and a commitment to intellectual independence necessary to pursue a particular line of inquiry requiring perseverance and courage." The Herrnstein prize is awarded to Blackwell for his dissertation, "Essays in Political Methodology."   

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