Princeton University senior Dixon Li has been named a 2014 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living at a British university of the recipient's choice for up to two years. Up to 40 scholars from American colleges are named annually.
Li, an English major from Sandy, Utah, plans to complete two master's degrees. He will study writing in the modern age at Queen Mary University of London and for his second year, pursue an M.Phil. in English at the University of Cambridge.
In his application for the scholarship, Li, who is also earning certificates in American studies and African American studies at Princeton, wrote that he would like to deepen his knowledge of modernist culture "while developing theoretical frameworks for studying contemporary culture."
Li said he is "excited about the kinds of intellectual and artistic opportunities available in England," and he is particularly eager to "live and study in London where there is a vibrant and very diverse art scene."