Princeton University senior Sam Bisno has been named a George J. Mitchell Scholar to study history at Queen’s University Belfast. The Mitchell Scholarships were awarded to 12 students nationwide by the nonprofit U.S.-Ireland Alliance based in Washington, D.C.
Bisno, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a history major who is pursuing certificates in African American studies, Latin American studies, and humanistic studies. At Queen’s University Belfast, he will pursue research on how transatlantic slavery and abolitionism influenced the trajectory of both Ireland and the U.S.
Bisno is an active member of the undergraduate humanities community. He is a Program in Humanistic Studies mentor in the Humanities Council, and a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, a group of juniors and seniors who are committed to the study of humanistic inquiry. He served as head symposiarch in 2022-23, where he developed ideas for student humanities programming and represented the Program in Humanistic Studies at events for new students. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Princeton Historical Review and The Nassau Weekly.