Don Rothman, a leading voice for writers and writing during a distinguished 39-year career at UC Santa Cruz, founded the Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year Writing. The award honors the achievements of one or more first-year students in the genre of nonfiction, academic, analytic writing, and recognizes excellence in writing pedagogy. Learn more about the Rothman Awards.

The 2019-20 Don Rothman Endowed Award in First-Year Writing
Digital Event, March 5, 2021

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2020-21 Award Recipients

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AUDREY MAI

"Ada Chen: Defining
Chinese-America"

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ELEANOR WILSON

"Leading the Charge and Facing the Consequences: The Role of Teenage Girls in Pop Culture"

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ALEX PAULSEN

"Love in the Time of Ableism"

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NATHAN MAFFEI

"The Great American Myth:
The American Dream"

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