Seniors Serena Alagappan and Ananya Agustin Malhotra have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships for graduate study at the University of Oxford.
They are among 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford. The students will begin their studies at Oxford in September 2020. In a statement, Elliot Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, said, “This year’s American Rhodes Scholars — independently elected by 16 committees around the country meeting simultaneously — once again reflect the extraordinary diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States.”
Alagappan, of New York City, is concentrating in Comparative Literature and is pursuing certificates in European Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. She also studied nonfiction creative writing in a small seminar with John McPhee, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence. At Oxford, Alagappan will pursue an M.Sc. in social anthropology and an M.St. in World Literatures in English.
Malhotra, of Atlanta, is a concentrator in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and also is pursuing a certificate in European Cultural Studies. At Oxford, she will pursue the two-year M.Phil. in international relations.
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