2016 Critical Language Scholarship Winner



Sara Ailshire (Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology) is a 2016 recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship to study Hindi in Jaipur, India. As a doctoral student in medical anthropology, Sara has traveled to the state of Bihar to conduct research on public health communication and community attitudes toward development. While there, she collaborated with the Population Council, an international health research NGO, gathering data on public health message diffusion and attitudes towards development.

Sara plans to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award to further her study of Hindi and enable her to conduct interviews for her dissertation research in the area of reproductive health policy, health and development, and patient experience.

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