Crystal Robertson is a rising senior political science major at the University of Michigan. Her research interests focus on racially centered activism and white allies, specifically the motivations of white allies in race focused social movements. Last summer, Crystal had the privilege of working under Dr. Mara Ostfeld and Nicole Yadon investigating the relationship between skin color and political preferences. She currently serves the Michigan Research Community as a Residential Advisor supporting first and second year students pursuing research opportunities. In the future she hopes to earn a doctoral degree in political science and continue encouraging students to pursue research as a professor.
About the RBSI Program
The RBSI is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University. It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups or issues of indigenous politics, sovereignty, or governance. Participants in the RBSI are drawn from a competitive national applicant pool. The RBSI Selection Committee reviews applications and makes decisions during the month of February. The 2019 program will be held from May 26 to June 27, 2019 at Duke University. Questions can be directed to Annalisa Dias-Mandoly at email@example.com.
Submit your application here. Applications are due January 18, 2019.