Just 32 American students have been chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2019 and one of them is Rhea C. Stark of Milwaukee.
Stark is a graduate of Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Nicolet High School.
She graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a B.A. in Archaeology and the Ancient World and Middle East Studies. She graduated with a perfect academic record, according to the Office of the American Secretary for the Rhodes Trust.
Through her work as an archaeologist and researcher, Stark uncovers buried histories by elevating the narratives of everyday people, particularly women and people of color. She pays particular attention to Islamic heritage, challenging the fallacies and biases that often motivate popular perceptions of the Middle East, according to the Rhodes Trust. At Oxford, Stark intends to study Islamic Art and Archaeology