Sept. 3, 2023

Brian Li received the Class of 1939 Princeton Scholar Award, which is awarded each year to the undergraduate who, at the end of junior year, has achieved the highest academic standing for all preceding college work at the University.

Li is from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, where he attended The Pingry School. A member of Mathey College, he is a comparative literature major who is also pursuing a minor in global health and health policy. 

His senior thesis focuses on the history of medicine during the early modern period (1500-1750) in western Europe and China, and how the debates among medical traditions of this era have shaped 21st-century medicine. His adviser is Marina Brownlee, the Robert Schirmer Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature.

Tutoring elementary level students (POR 101, 102, 107, 106) is something he does to lend a hand to those studying Portuguese through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. We thank him for his generosity and congratulate him on his achievement.