Michael Strawbridge is a junior at Beloit College double majoring in political science and media studies. Michael currently serves as the vice president of the Alpha Zeta chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity and as vice president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. His other activities include being on the football team and track and field team. As a McNair scholar, he researched the progress made in Ferguson, MO since 2014, assessing the city’s progress and challenges in enacting reforms moving forward. Michael’s research interests include American politics, elections, criminal justice and police Reform. Once he completes his undergraduate studies, Michael plans to pursue a doctoral degree in political science and teach at the collegiate level. Aside from teaching Michael also plans to run for office.
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.