2014/15 Library Prize Winner: Michelaina Johnson

Michelaina Johnson

Each academic year, the Library honors the very best undergraduate papers from courses across campus with the Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. This is the sixth in a series of posts that highlight the fantastic work of each of our 2015 prize winners.

Michelaina Johnson’s History 8B paper, “The River of Revenge:” The Tension Between Farmers and the Federal Government in the Tula Valley, Mexico, 1992-2014, explored water management in an agricultural region that receives wastewater for irrigation from Mexico City and ships its produce to the metropolis. The Summer 2015 issue of Fiat Lux quotes Professor Pablo Palomino explaining that this paper represents “a rigorous contribution to important debates in environmental history and a great example of the intellectual growth that a committed young scholar can experience within Berkeley’s library system.”

Apply now. The 2015/2016 prize committee will accept applications until April 14, 2016.

See the Library Research Prize website for more information.