Shivani Radhakrishnan, a philosophy major and member of the Class of 2011, is one of three Princeton Ph.D. candidates and two alumni to receive the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States.
The Princeton fellows are among 30 who were selected from 1,775 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture or academic work. They will receive up to $90,000 for graduate study in the United States.
After finishing her A.B. at Princeton and her B.Phil. at the University of Oxford, Radhakrishnan worked as a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Vladivostok, Russia. Her research into Indo-Soviet connections has inspired her to write a novel.
She will use her award to support her work toward a Ph.D. in philosophy at Columbia University — her key interest is in philosophy’s role in social transformation. She has published critical essays and reviews in The Washington Post, n+1, Paris Review Daily and Boston Review.