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School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

James A. and Ruth Levitan Award for Excellence in Teaching—Recognizes SHASS teachers (professors, lecturers, and graduate teaching assistants) who make a profound difference in the educational experience of MIT undergraduates.

  • Eran Egozy,
    Professor of the Practice in Music Technology
  • Elizabeth Wood,
    Professor of History
  • Olivia D’Ambrosio,
    Lecturer in Theater
  • Shariann Lewitt,
    Lecturer in Comparative Media Studies/Writing
  • Mariana San Martín,
    Lecturer in Spanish
  • Arda Gitmez G,
    Teaching Assistant in Economics

James A. and Ruth Levitan Prize in the Humanities—To support innovative and creative scholarship in the humanities.

  • Robin Scheffler,
    Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society


    Research Fund, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

    • Nikhil Agarwal,
      Assistant Professor of Economics
    • Charlotte Brathwaite,
      Assistant Professor of Music and Theater Arts
    • Sarah Brown,
      Director of Design, Music and Theater Arts
    • Lerna Ekmekçioğlu,
      Associate Professor of History
    • Malick Ghachem,
      Associate Professor of History
    • Frederick Harris, Jr.,
      Director of Wind and Jazz Ensembles
    • Mark Harvey,
      Senior Lecturer in Music and Theater Arts
    • Sabine Iatridou,
      Professor of Linguistics
    • Seth Mnookin,
      Professor of Science Writing
    • Ariel White,
      Assistant Professor of Political Science


    Kelly-Douglas Essay Award

    • Elise Bickford ’18,
      Falmouth, ME
    • Jierui Fang ’20,
      Plano, TX
    • Talya Klinger ’20,
      Novato, CA

    SHASS Infinite Mile Awards

    Unsung Hero Award

    • Thomas Dattilo,
      Graduate Assistant in Economics
    • Alicia Mackin,
      Administrative Officer in Literature
    • Nicole Paschal,
      Undergraduate Academic Assistant in Music and Theater Arts
    • Meghan Pepin,
      Undergraduate Administrator in History
    • Kalina Schloneger,
      Event Manager in Music and Theater Arts
    • Andrea Wirth,
      SHASS Academic Administrator, Office of the Dean