Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2016 recipient, Angela X. Ocampo, a PhD candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, travel to the 2016 APSA Annual Meeting. Angela’s general research interests focus on the political behavior of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the US. Specifically, she investigates the political behavior of Latinos/as both at the individual and elite level. Angela’s dissertation examines how feelings of belonging to US society, or lack thereof, condition the experiences of Latinos and influence their level of political engagement.
The fund’s primary goal is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latina/o political scientists (especially students and tenure track junior faculty); our secondary goal is to support research on Latino politics in the United States (especially students and tenure track junior faculty). Grants will be made to individuals, institutions, and projects whose purposes most clearly match the goals of the fund, and whose proposals most persuasively demonstrate capacity for successful completion. The Fund for Latino Scholarship is an APSA Centennial Center Research Grant.