Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2017 recipient, Maricruz Osorio (MFP 2017-18), a graduate from Knox College, where she was a McNair Fellow and completed two research projects on the topics of race, social justice, and intergroup dialogue. She is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside where she is a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellow. Her current research agenda focuses on race, immigration, refugees, gender, and intersectional theory. She has recently presented her ongoing work at the Midwest Political Science Annual Meeting and at the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium. The grant from the Latino Fund allowed for crucial travel and other related expenses to interview refugee women and officials. She recently published an article titled, “Courted and Deported: The Salience of Immigration Issues and Avoidance of Police, Health Care, and Education Services among Latinos” with Dr. Francisco Pedraza in Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, and contributed three short pieces to the upcoming Latinos in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders, as well as contributed to the policy report “State of Immigrants in the Inland Empire.”
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About the Fund for Latino Scholarship
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.