Stephanie Mawson (2010)
Stephanie has an outstanding academic record and was awarded the University Medal for her extraordinary and highly ambitious history thesis, which involved teaching herself Spanish and undertaking research into colonial documents in Mexico and the US. She was the recipient of the $5000 Beauchamp Historical Prize, among many other accolades.
Stephanie has also strived to enrich the experiences of her fellow history students as co-founder and executive member of the History Students Society. She has campaigned tirelessly for greater student engagement in the history curriculum and created an acclaimed program of seminars and workshops run by and for students and academics.
Stephanie has also taken a leading editorial role in the launch of the peer-reviewed journal Past Imperfect.