Christian Brawner

Critical Language Scholarship

Christian Brawner

Christian Brawner

Christian Brawner has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant to Jordan and a Critical Language Scholarship to Meknes, Morocco, for mastery of Arabic.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education.

The Critical Language Scholarship is an overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship aims to expand the number of U.S. citizens proficient in critical languages while building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.


“For me, the Fulbright program will serve as a significant stepping-stone for my future education and career goals in academia.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study:
    Graduates May 2016 from College of Arts and Sciences with an anthropology major and Middle East and Islamic studies minor.
  • Other recognition and honors:
    UofL Trustees scholarship; International Center Scholarship to study abroad.

Inspired By

“Throughout my studies at the University of Louisville, Dr. Julie Peteet has demonstrated her unwavering support and dedication as both a professor and a mentor. She has not only pushed me to persevere through academic difficulties, but has also inspired me to work toward my career goals and personal development. I credit many of my achievements and interests with the relationship I have with Dr. Peteet, including my pursuit of an anthropology degree, my passion in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and my long-term internship at Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Without her guidance, I certainly would not have attained the Fulbright Award.”

Brawner also says Dr. Ranen Omer-Sherman, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies, inspired him through class discussions and writing and has been influential in Brawner’s academic work and local activism.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:
    Glendale, Ky
  • High school:
    2012 graduate of Central Hardin High School
  • Parents:
    Stacy and Stephen Brawner, Glendale, Ky.