Jordan Spencer is a senior at the University of Delaware majoring in history education with a minor in political science. As a five-time Dean’s List recipient, a resident assistant, a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, and a proud member of the fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Jordan proves he is a well-rounded student. In his fraternity, Mr. Spencer gives back to his college community by completing twenty hours of community service every semester. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Jordan has conducted research with Dr. Andrew Brown of the University of Delaware on race and sexuality in masculine production sports like basketball and football, highlighting the lack of black LGBTQ+ athletes in these sports. Jordan’s research interest includes American politics, urban politics, and racial and ethnic politics. After graduation, Jordan plans to pursue a doctoral degree in political science and become a well-respected professor, and political analyst.
About the RBSI Program
The 2020 APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for undergraduate juniors interested in pursuing a graduate degree in political science will be held over five weeks from late-May through late-June 2020 at Duke University. RBSI introduces the world of doctoral study in political science to undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups and those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.
Program Dates and Eligibility
The 2020 APSA RBSI Program will take place from May 31, 2020 to July 2, 2020 at Duke University. The RBSI Recruitment Fair will be held on June 19, and the RBSI Closing Banquet will be held on July 1, 2020.
 Photos taken by Shaun King, Duke Political Science Communications Specialist