Global Studies and Languages is pleased to announce the winners of the Isabelle de Courtivron Prize for 2016.
The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize is awarded by MIT’s Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies (CB/BS) in Global Studies and Languages. The prize, named to honor French Studies Professor Emerita Isabelle de Courtivron, recognizes “student writing on topics related to immigrant, diaspora, bicultural, bilingual, and/or multi-racial experiences.” The prize competition is open to all MIT undergraduates.
Pratyusha Kalluri was awarded First Prize for “Projection,” a haunting futuristic story that raises troubling questions about conformity, freedom, and surveillance—all keenly relevant today. Pratyusha (Priya) Kalluri is a senior majoring in Computer Science.
Aneesh Anand was awarded Second Prize for “Bhaasha,” a poetic exploration of his hybrid identity and an engagingly complex portrait of his family. Aneesh Anand is a junior majoring in Computer Science and Economics.
The Isabelle de Courtivron Prize Selection Committee this year included Jane Dunphy (GSL), Min-Min Liang (GSL), Eric Grunwald (GSL), and Susan Carlisle (CMS/Writing).
Thank you to our wonderful students and judges!
The students will receive their awards at the Global Studies and Languages “Awards for Excellence Soirée” on Monday, April 25, 2016, from 5-7pm in 14E-304.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 8:30am