Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2017 recipient, Rudy Alamillo, a PhD candidate in the department of political science at the University of California, Riverside. Rudy’s research interests include Latino voting behavior, campaign appeals, and cross-racial mobilization. Rudy’s dissertation looks at how non-co-ethnic candidates can benefit from shared ethnicity by using a package of campaign appeals called identity-based appeals. Rudy’s dissertation contends that for certain voters, identity-based appeals can trump party and policy cues when it comes to vote choice. His dissertation uses a mixed-methods approach and includes interviews and analysis of archival records as well as ecological inference and conjoint experiments. Rudy’s most recent article, “Chameleon politics: social identity and racial cross-over appeals”, can be found in Politics, Groups, and Identities. With support from the Fund for Latino Scholarship, Rudy traveled to the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association where he attended panels in his areas of interest as well as various business meetings and receptions. Rudy hopes to advance the goals of the fund by obtaining a tenure track position and continuing his mentorship of students from underrepresented backgrounds. Rudy will present his paper “Hispanics para Trump? Denial of racism and Hispanic support for Trump?” at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting.
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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.