The Adeline Hoffman Prize

The Adeline Hoffman Prize aims to promote undergraduate research by rewarding the best paper submitted to the Journal of Student Scholarship. The winner of the Adeline Hoffman Prize receives $1,500. Beginning in spring 2016, the Adeline Hoffman Prize will be awarded annually. The prize is offered through the office of the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The prize selection committee is comprised of seven faculty members from two or more schools at The College of New Jersey.


2020: Nicole Grafanakis for the winning essay, “The Queer Influence if Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and to John Ball for the second-prize essay, “Priscilla Herbert: The College of New Jersey’s First African-American Graduate.”

2019: Terance Schuh for the winning essay, “Three-Dimensional Relativistic Jet Simulations of Radio-Loud Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN).

2018: Jillian Manzo for the winning essay, “Maria Montessori’s Legacy: Twenty-First-Century Peace Education.

2017: Alessandra Testa for the winning essay, “Gazes of Race, Immigration, and Hegemony in Io Sto con la Sposa (On the Bride’s Side) and Come un Uomo sulla Terra (Like a Man on the Earth),” and to Corrado Ballaera for the second-prize essay, “Utilizing a 4-F Fourier Optical System to Learn More About Image Filtering.”

2016: Albert Cavallaro for the essay, “Western (Mis)perceptions of Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyvich the “Terrible”: Depictions of Ivan IV’s Reign by Western Writers from the 16th to the 21st Century Alongside 16th-Century Works of Western European Political Thought”