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Shera Avi-Yonah ’21 Named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

November 30, 2020

History concentrator Shera Avi-Yonah ’21 has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Asked about her time at Harvard, her senior thesis, and her plans for the future, she says “Entering one last semester at Harvard, I feel extremely lucky to have learned from many wonderful professors and graduate students in the History department. I’m currently working on a senior thesis examining conflicts between the Richmond, Va. press and the Confederate...

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Carissa Chen ’21 Named 2020 Rhodes Scholar

November 30, 2020

History concentrator Carissa Chen ’21 has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. Asked about her time at Harvard, her senior thesis, and her plans for the future, she says “For my senior thesis, I am finding the lives of the descendants of Harvard enslaved people in the archives and weaving the generational tale into a longer narrative of the development of Roxbury and Cambridge. I'm so grateful to my thesis advisors, Professor Beckert and Professor Rothschild, for...

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