Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2017 recipient, Teresa Yolotl Gomez, a graduate from San Jose State University with a BA in political science and a minor in Spanish. Teresa is planning to apply to PhD programs in political science this fall. She is interested in using mixed methods to understand the relationship between women, citizenship and social movements. Teresa studied abroad in Spain for an entire academic year. In her year abroad along with her work experience, Teresa has found that migrant women practice citizenship drastically different than men. As an undergrad Teresa interned for Santa Clara County, Asian Law Alliance, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. She worked at the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center where she co-founded the Sembradores literacy program that works with low-income elementary students. Teresa was awarded by her university for her leadership on campus and was the keynote speaker for the 2017 Strong Girls Strong Women Conference, hosted by the Office of Women’s Policy of Santa Clara County. With the generosity of the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship, Teresa will attend the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting. Attending the Annual Meeting will help Teresa in her process of applying to graduate school by exposing her to potential programs that align with her research interests.
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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.