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On a recent evening, after being awarded two fellowships to support his PhD studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kartik Chandra, ’21, sat to write thank you notes to the people who had supported his academic journey.


  • Faculty

Analyzing the works of 20th-century American fiction writer John Steinbeck is a daunting task. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his “classic” books that are…

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The Andrew Smith Memorial Essay Prize is awarded for the best essay written by a first-year Ph.D. or M.A. student.  The essay prize commemorates graduate student, Andrew Smith, a member of the incoming cohort of 1996, who…
  • Undergraduate

The Hoefer Prize-winning writing presented below represents excellence across the disciplines, spanning all areas of undergraduate study.  We are pleased to share these essays with Stanford students, faculty, and the larger Stanford community.…

  • Faculty

CGTN's Gerald Tan speaks with Shelley Fisher Fishkin, the director of American Studies at Stanford University and co-director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project, about the history of Chinese immigrants in the U.S.