History’s Jalloh Named Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Alusine Jollah

Dr. Alusine Jalloh, director of The Africa Program and Associate Professor of History, was recently selected as a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar.

Jalloh is the second Liberal Arts professor this year to win the research grant award from the Fulbright Program, a flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Anthropology’s Dr. Ritu Khanduri is also a Fulbright Scholar.

Jalloh said he will use the research grant to continue his work reviewing African business history and the history of Sierra Leone. He is also working on a new book, Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sierra Leone.

A longtime advocate and philanthropy activist in Sierra Leone, Jollah will spend part of the next academic year teaching at Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone).

Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Core Research Award competition is open to all disciplines and specializations; faculty at any stage of their career can compete for these awards to research and/or teach abroad.

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