Isabelle de Courtivron Prize

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.

End Date:

Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 8:30am