C. W. Bright Pixel Prize for Best History and New Media Project History and Art History

2024 Awardees

Hannah  LeComte

Hannah LeComte

Hannah LeComte is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Art History, where she studies United States women’s history and public history. Hannah’s recent research has focused on LGBTQ+ history in Virginia and girls’ environmental activism in the twentieth century. In addition to her own research, Hannah works as a teaching assistant for the history department and as a graduate affiliate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for New Media. Hannah holds an M.A. in public history from Duquesne University, a B.A. in history from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.F.A. in ballet performance from the University of Oklahoma.

Alexandra  Miller

Alexandra Miller

Alexandra Miller is a doctoral student at George Mason University. She works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. She previously studied at Truman State University (BA History) and the University of South Carolina (MA Public History). Miller researches green spaces, most recently urban parks and playgrounds in the American Progressive Era. Her primary interest is in using spatial history as an investigation method, and she has applied this methodology to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender. Miller has previously worked in museums and archives, including the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the Missouri Judicial Archives, the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, and the John Wornall and Alexander Major Historic Homes.

Savannah Scott

Savannah Scott

Savannah Scott is a first-year history PhD student, interested in 20th century American history, digital history, and how war affects society. She is originally from Salisbury, Maryland, and received her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater College. She hopes to contribute to the creation of inclusive and accessible histories, and apply emerging technologies to historical study.


Ashleigh Williams

Ashleigh Williams

Ashleigh N. Williams is a 1st year PhD student in George Mason University’s History Program.  She is originally from Texas and earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Texas State University in 2012 and a master’s degree in history from Sam Houston State University in 2021.  Her future plans include research and teaching to help usher in the next generation of historians.  Additionally, she would love to be able to write historical fiction as a passion project.  Her research areas are 20th century warfare and society in modern Europe.  She is particularly interested in Black soldiers in WWI and WWII Germany and France.