Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: United States of America
Scholar Status: Scholar Alum
Rhodes Identifier: Maryland/DC & Wadham 2020
Eileen Z. Ying, Clarksville, is a senior at the University of Virginia majoring in Politics and English Modern and Global Studies. Their academic research examines Asian diasporic speculative fiction and its intersections with queerness and biopolitics. Eileen chairs the Minority Rights Coalition, an umbrella organization that facilitates collective action among students of color, queer students, and low-income students on campus. They also founded and serve as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Review of Politics. This spring, Eileen designed and taught one of the nation's only undergraduate courses on Asian American activism. Outside of class, they love cooking big meals with friends and making zines. At Oxford, Eileen will continue their studies in race and postcolonial literature.