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Faculty Excellence Chris McCauley April 12, 2023

2023 winners of the Dean’s AwardNatasha Zaretsky, Ph.D.The recipient of the 2023 Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas is Natasha Zaretsky, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of History. This prestigious academic award acknowledges her notable essay "The War on Fatigue: Women, Work, and Energy in the 1980s." Zaretsky’s UAB colleagues on the selection committee chose her work for this honor.

The selection committee remarked that, "We found 'The War on Fatigue' to be a beautifully written essay with a clear intervention in the way 20th century feminist movements can be read. Its intersectional approach worked through evidence against a backdrop of not only gender and race, but also family make up, diet culture, and economics. The argument it makes is profound, and it's argued in a way that resonated with the committee."

The Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas includes a $1,000 award, as well as a plaque to commemorate Zaretsky’s achievement.


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