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"Hi everyone, my name is Ato Quayson and I am Chair of the Department of English.  I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the 2021-2022 academic year.  The past year-and-a-half have been very trying for all of us, with the COVID…

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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.

“I…

  • 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.…