Monifa Phillips: Meet 1st Black woman to earn PhD in Physics from University of Glasgow

Monifa Phillips: Meet 1st Black woman to earn PhD in Physics from University of Glasgow

- Monifa Phillips, a black woman from London, has made a big mark in the academia as she became first woman-PhD holder from Univeristy of Glasgow

- The accomplished academic said that though the journey was very tough, she had the support of her family and community

- According to her, she had to win a very much male and white dominated space to get her dream realised

Black women all around the world are really making it big in the academia. Monifa Phillips has become the first black woman to get PhD in physics from University of Glasgow.

In her twitter post on Sunday, June 30, Monifa said she conquered a male and white dominated field to achieve what she got.

She further said that though the journey was tough, she weathered through with the support of her family and community.

Muffy Calder, a professor in the university lauded Phillips' accomplishment as he told Teen Vogue in a statement that she wishes her “the best of luck in her future career.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Anita Osariemen Omonuwa is another woman making it big in the academia as she has had three first class distinctions from the University of Reading, UK (LLB), University of Birmingham, UK (LLM), and the Nigerian Law School (BL).

According to her public profile, she graduated top of her class at the Nigerian Law School which got her several prizes such as the Council of Legal Education Star Prize, best outstanding academic performance, among others.

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She is also the vice president of the Association of Young Arbitrators, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

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