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Rivard-Prendergast Studentship Recipient, Prishni Seyone, to Study Child Marriage in India

The Undergraduate Committee awarded this year’s Rivard-Prendergast Studentship to Prishni Seyone on the merits of her HIST515-thesis proposal, “The Indian Girl-Wife: Not Even a Woman, But Already a Wife.” Prishni tells us that she’s researching “the way this institution of early marriage stripped young, innocent girls of their education.” She’s very grateful to the donors for the opportunity “to better understand two issues very close to my heart: women’s rights and equal access to education.”

Her project supervisor, Dr. Ishita Pande, notes that the award was initially intended to fund Prishni’s research in London, but it is now crucial “to help her acquire published and digitized sources for her project.”

Prishni Seyone

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.