Arya Sundaram co-recipient of 2021 Pearson Prize for best senior essay in American Studies

May 28, 2021

Congratulations to Arya Sundaram ‘21, winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for the best senior project in American Studies! Arya’s project, “The Discipline and Punishment of Poor Black Parents: An Ethnography of the New York City Child Welfare System During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” provides an analysis of NYC’s child welfare system and the surveillance and punishment of parents during a global health crisis.