Matthew Lowenstein, PhD'21, has been named one of two winners of this year's Richard Saller Dissertation Prize, the highest such honor bestowed by the Division of the Social Sciences.

Lowenstein's dissertation was entitled "Financial Markets in Late Imperial China, 1820-1911," and his committee consisted of Kenneth Pomeranz (Chair), Jacob Eyferth, and Bruce Cumings. Currently, Lowenstein is a Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 

The Saller Dissertation Prize recognizes the most outstanding dissertation of the year and is awarded annually through the work of a multidisciplinary faculty committee. The award is named for Richard P. Saller, the tenth Provost of the University of Chicago (2002-2006) and former Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences (1994-2002). Professor Saller joined the University of Chicago as an Associate Professor of Anthropology in 1984. He was awarded the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1992 and was named the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor. He left UChicago in 2007 for Stanford University where he served as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences until 2018. He is presently the the Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies at Stanford.

The Department extends its warmest congratulations to Matthew Lowenstein on this honor!