Warden's Scholarship testimonials 18/19

Warden's Scholarship testimonials 18/19

Warden’s Scholarships are awarded to students at St Antony’s to undertake MSc, MPhil, and DPhil studies.  They are entirely supported by collective donations from alumni and friends of the College, and offer a life-changing opportunity to the chosen scholars.  If you would like to join them in donating to the Scholarship, you can do so by visiting our website.  Please contact the Development Team on alumni.office@sant.ox.ac.uk if you would like further information.

The St Antony’s Warden’s Scholarship has generously helped me fund living expenses during the academic year 2018/19, my first on the DPhil in Anthropology. Having no previous degree in anthropology, I have spent this year formally taking tutorials on key topics in the discipline, as well as contributing to a seminar series of relevance to my thesis. I have also submitted my Transfer of Status, and am thus hoping to embark on fieldwork during the summer 2019.

My research looks at how asylum-seekers attempt to prove their identities and handle communal relations in exile. I am also asking questions concerning the roles assumed and ethical dilemmas faced by a researcher interested in this topic, specifically with regard to trying to give the research a wider impact. The Warden’s Scholarship has enabled me to carry out this work and pursue my goal of a career in academia. It has also proved especially valuable as I have just become a parent! I am most grateful for this fantastic opportunity to study toward an advanced degree at St Antony’s College.

Andreas Björklund, DPhil Anthropology 2018

With the invaluable support from the Warden’s Scholarship, I have been fortunate enough to pursue a DPhil at the Oxford Internet Institute.

It has allowed me to be part of a department that dedicates itself to the nexus between technology and society. During this first year, I have been fortunate enough to be involved in opportunities that range from engaging with civil societies in India about computational propaganda ahead of the 2019 elections, to leading an upcoming conference.

Yung Au DPhil Information, Communication & Social Science 2018

My doctoral research in the department of Anthropology focuses on Tibet collections in museums (across UK). Being a stateless Tibetan as well as a mature student, I fall neatly outside the rigid purview(s) of national or region-based funding opportunities.

Hence this scholarship award at St Antony’s in collaboration with Clarendon Fund has enabled me to not only pursue my research unhindered, but also undertake crucial work with and for my community through creating and catalyzing museum projects.

Thupten Kelsang, DPhil Anthropology 2018

My research involves understanding variation in contraceptive side-effects in Ethiopia. I am generally interested in reproductive and sexual health and rights.

I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity, which the St Antony’s Warden’s Scholarship has helped me take up. It has helped me afford accommodation in Oxford particularly and generally allowed me to study an issue which I am immensely passionate about and hopefully help kick start a future career in reproductive health research and activism.

Rose Stevens, DPhil Anthropology 2018