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Anh Nguyen ’19 has earned a prestigious fellowship to complete her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago.

Anh Nguyen ’19 has earned a prestigious fellowship to complete her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Read how Earlham helped this top scholar find her intellectual niche.

Once she determined that history would be her intellectual home, Nguyen has relentlessly pursued it. History is her passion now, specifically the history of the emergence of modernity, women and human rights in Vietnam and China.

The revelation came early enough in Nguyen’s undergraduate education that she began to compile research for a tentative Ph.D. dissertation, which she used to gain fully-funded acceptance to five prestigious graduate programs in history: University of Chicago, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Columbia University and George Washington University.