Nov. 26, 2019

LISD Student Fellow, Ananya Agustin Malhotra, is one of two Princeton seniors who were named among the 32 Rhodes Scholars nationwide. Malhotra was an undergraduate fellow with LISD's Project on Gender in the Global Community and Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations during the 2018-19 academic year. She is currently senior commissioner for the task force “The European Refugee Crisis, Four Years On,” led by LISD Associate Research Scholar, Barbara Buckinx.  

Ananya is a senior studying human rights and international relations in the Woodrow Wilson School, pursuing certificates in French Language & Culture, European Politics and Society, European Cultural Studies, African American Studies, and Humanistic Studies. Her senior thesis explores the collective remembrance of nuclear trauma in the United States and its territories, and she is interested in pursuing further studies at the intersections of critical theory, postcolonial studies, and international law with global justice, transnational solidarities and histories of trauma. On campus, Ananya serves as the President of the SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Awareness, Resources, & Education) Peer Program, the student co-leader of the ORL’s Faith and Gender Justice Fellowship, and is active in the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Humanities Council, the European Union Program, and the Princeton Filipino Community. She has held internships at the European Roma Rights Centre and at UN Women.

The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest international fellowship awards in the world. Each year 32 young students from the United States are selected as Rhodes Scholars, through a decentralized process representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Rhodes Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The Rhodes Trust, a British charity established to honor the will and bequest of Cecil J. Rhodes, provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in partnership with the Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain and other generous benefactors. Upon Cecil Rhodes' death, the scholarships were created in 1902. The first Rhodes Scholars arrived at Oxford in 1903 and the first U.S. Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.