In pursuit of their DPhils (PhDs) at Oxford, two foreign graduate students bring you along their journey...
Oxformed explores the highs and lows of two international graduate students’ journey through the University of Oxford’s PhD (DPhil) programs. The book describes their psychological, social, political, and emotional journey through one of the oldest universities in the world during a time of socio-political shifts post 9/11. It describes what they learned, how they were viewed and how the experience and the timing of their studies influenced and formed who they are today. Oxformed also gives the reader a realistic glimpse of this romanticized university and what Oxford actually offers, both academically and non-academically. The authors’ personal experiences as well as those of many colourful friends, acquaintances, and colleagues who made their years at Oxford a character building journey are discussed with the underlying current of the book being the authors' growing friendship.
The authors are Dr. Shiva Amiri and Dr. Hammad Khan, two DPhil (PhD) students who started their studies in 2003 at Wolfson College in Oxford. Both idealists and both driven to take in the experience and succeed, each having had a different background, upbringing, and associated pressures; one an Iranian-Canadian medical scientist, the other a Pakistani Rhodes Scholar and an engineer.
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