Alexander Torres wins Beinecke Scholarship

Alex Torres
Alexander Torres  (Photo by Ved Chirayath)

ALEXANDER TORRES, a junior majoring in English and minoring in Spanish, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship to support his graduate education.

The Beinecke Scholarship, a program of the Sperry Fund, seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This year, 20 students were awarded the $34,000 scholarship.

Torres studies bridge literature, poetry and material culture, according to LARA TOHME, academic advising director in the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research, who oversees the Beinecke program on campus.

Torres’ research ranges from examining the poetry and photography in the works of Walt Whitman and Alan Ginsburg to the connections between Emily Dickinson and William Blake. He plans to pursue a doctorate in American literature.