Undergraduate Teaching Fellow Sophie Wilkowske has received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a an MPhil in political thought and intellectual history at the University of Cambridge. Sophie is one of thirty-six American students to receive this highly prestigious award. She intends to study the place of children in relation to early modern European economic thought. A Columbia College history major, Sophie has worked as a research assistant for Professor W. Bentley Macleod and Professor Carl Wennerlind, and performed extensive archival research at Columbia's Rare Books and Manuscript Library. She continues to oversee the publication of the Columbia Political Review.
Last year, Sophie was one of twenty students awarded the competitive Beinecke Scholarship. Recently, she was one of twenty-three Columbia seniors inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Sophie hopes to ultimately pursue a PhD in history, focusing on economic and intellectual history.