Julia Tokish

Fulbright-University of Leicester Award

A proud resident of Ramsey, New Jersey, Julia Tokish (she/they) graduated from Bucknell University in 2022 with a B.A. in International Relations, Arabic & Arab World Studies, and Theatre. 

As a student at Bucknell, Julia worked on three research projects: conducting research on South Asian-American playwrights, serving as dramaturg for Bucknell’s 2022 production of Fun Home, and translating Mamdouh Adwan’s play Night of the Slaves from Arabic into English for their honors thesis. Inspired by her coursework on international human rights, particularly in regard to immigration, Julia also interned at the Artistic Freedom Initiative and International Rescue Committee, two nonprofit organizations assisting displaced individuals worldwide. 

While at the University of Leicester, Julia will pursue an M.A. in Human Rights and Global Ethics, again gearing their studies toward issues of immigration and displacement. In Leicester, Julia intends not only to immerse herself in the city’s cultural diversity, but to take advantage of the city’s arts scene – especially its theaters.