Lorenza D’Angelo Recipient of 2021 Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

Lorenza D’Angelo, a graduate student from the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), was selected as the 2021 winner of the prestigious Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award for her piece titled “Emotional Experience and the Senses.” A&S and the Syracuse University Library Associates will host a virtual award event and author reading on May 5, 2021 at noon. Anyone interested in attending can register by emailing libevent@syr.edu by May 4 at noon.

D’Angelo, this year’s recipient, will receive a $1000 prize. She is writing her Ph.D. thesis in Philosophy under the supervision of Professor Ben Bradley, and she specializes in ethics and philosophy of mind, but she is also interested in aesthetics, environmental ethics, and action theory. She received her M.A. in French and German Philosophy from the Erasmus Mundus Program based at the University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France, and she received her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.  

Her essay was selected from those submitted by A&S graduate students currently enrolled in African American studies; English; art and music histories; languages, literatures and linguistics; philosophy; religion; writing studies, rhetoric, and composition; and women’s and gender studies.

Professor Mary Hatch Marshall was a founding member of the Library Associates and holds a distinguished place in the College’s history. In 1952, she became the Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of English Literature —the first woman to be appointed a full professor in the College— after having joined the faculty four years earlier. Library Associates established the annual Mary Hatch Marshall Award to honor and help perpetuate her scholarly standards and the generous spirit that characterized her inspirational teaching career, which lasted through her retirement in 1993. Members of Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Central New York Community Foundation all contributed to the endowment, established in 2004, that funds the award.

Library Associates are a group of SU Libraries supporters who help to raise funds for the Libraries’ special collections, rare books, and manuscripts. Those wishing to make a gift to the Mary Hatch Marshall Award Endowment in remembrance of or in honor of Mary Hatch Marshall, can contact Ron Thiele, assistant dean for advancement for the Libraries, at rlthiele@syr.edu or 315.560.9419.