Rachel Rosenfeld Prize

The Rachel A. Rosenfeld Prize for Excellence in the Study of Sociology and Anthropology was established in 2011 in memory of Rachel A. Rossenfeld ’70, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The prize is awarded each spring by the sociology and anthropology department to a senior who exhibits:

  • Promise in making professional contributions in the areas of sociology or anthropology
  • A high level of intellectual curiosity
  • Courage in the face of challenges
  • Devotion to our community, and
  • Enthusiasm for making connections between social theory and practice. 

Please direct any questions to Wes Markofski or Danielle Schultz

Samantha Vera Leyva '22
Samantha Vera Leyva is the 2022 Rachel Rosenfeld Award recipient.

Past Rosenfeld Award recipients:

  • 2021: Alec Morrissey & Anli Gerbino
  • 2020: Natalie Slinger
  • 2019: Randa Larsen
  • 2018: Margot Radding
  • 2017: Shayna Gleason