Congratulations to Kira Allmann, William and Mary’s latest Rhodes Scholar!
From the press release:
“Kira C. Allman, Williamsburg, is a senior at the College of William and Mary, with majors in government and linguistics. She has also studied Arabic at the Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco, and architecture and art history at the University of St. Andrews. Kira teaches in the Williamsburg public schools, and is active in college committees and societies. At Oxford, she intends to do the M.Phil. in modern middle eastern studies.”
Kira is scheduled to speak at the Linguistics Society of America conference on Friday Jan 8 at 2:30 on “Undergraduate linguistics from the undergraduate perspective: One approach to interdisciplinarity.”
For her project in my Language Attitudes research seminar, Kira designed training models to help local white parents who are fostering African-American children better understand African-American language and culture.
Kira is a model example of a citizen and a scholar.