Tangiah Royster is a 2012 Spelman College graduate with a degree in psychology from Orange, N.J. She will be traveling to New Delhi, India, to fulfill her Fulbright grant requirements as an English teaching assistant. Royster applied to the ETA program because she felt that educating the youth of India would allow her to serve as a vehicle of positive social change and exercise her role as a global citizen.
Also, as part of her grant she will conduct research on a topic of her choice. Royster has chosen to research the impact of Bollywood culture on globalization and the Indian Diaspora. She selected this topic because Indian cinema has become one of the most significant and visible aspects of popular Indian culture in both India and the Diaspora. Having lived in a predominately Indian community in Queens, N.Y., she quickly became fascinated by the rich cultural diversity of Indian life. Royster plans to immerse herself fully in the Fulbright experience.