Alexander Kaliannan

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Alexander Kaliannan

Alexander Kaliannan

Alexander Kaliannan has earned a Fulbright Open Study Research Award to perform research in Trinidad and Tobago.

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


“Being selected as a Fulbright reflects the value in performing global research and emphasizes the worth of my scholarship which aims to build bridges between nations and peoples. After spending several weeks in Trinidad during UofL’s 2018 study abroad program, the opportunity to return for a long-term research project is an incredible blessing and honor."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May, 2019, from the College of Arts & Sciences with a master’s degree in Pan-African Studies. Graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2017 with a degree in communication studies.

Inspired By

Dr. Tyler Fleming, Dr. Rajack-Talley, and Omari Ashby assisted in the development of my application and the design of the research project.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Laguna Beach, California

  • High school:

    St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

  • Parents:

    Arlene and Karuppanna Kaliannan