ARLINGTON - Alusine Jalloh, associate
professor of history and director of The Africa Program at UT Arlington, along
with Ritu Khanduri, assistant professor of anthropology, have been named
The program, sponsored by the
U.S. State Department, offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals
grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and
professional fields, or to participate in seminars.
Khanduri will use her grant
to support ethnographic research on women in the field of engineering. She
plans to spend part of her time this year and the next conducting study in
Jalloh will use his grant to
do research on his book project, “Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in
Twentieth Century Sierra Leone.” This summer he plans to teach at Fourah Bay
College in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he received his bachelor’s degree.
Fulbright Scholars are
selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as
demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.
The program is named for the
late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas who, in 1945, introduced a bill
in the United States Congress calling for the use of surplus war property to
fund the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students
in the fields of education, culture, and science.”
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.