The Fund for Latino Scholarship encourages and supports the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latino/a political scientists. The fund also seeks to support research on Latino/a politics. The Fund for Latino Scholarship is jointly administered by the Latino Caucus in Political Science and APSA, with support from the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas in the Profession.
Inés Valdez is an associate professor of political science at the Ohio State University and the director of the Latina/o Studies Program. Her work focuses on the political theory of race, migration, empire, and cosmopolitanism. Her first book, Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft, was published in June of 2019 with Cambridge University Press. The book theorizes the notion of transnational cosmopolitanism to move the debate away from neo-Kantian accounts of cosmopolitanism toward a grounded, relational, and dialectical approach of transnational justice based on neglected portions of W. E. B. Du Bois’s work. Her work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Political Research Quarterly, and Political Studies among other outlets. She has held or currently holds fellowships from the European University Institute, the Princeton University Center for Human Values, and the Humboldt Stiftung. She is currently at work on a book manuscript on imperial mobility and the origins of popular sovereignty. The APSA Fund for Latina/o Scholarship will support—alongside an institutional match–a summer research stipend for an Ohio State graduate student who is Latina/o/x or whose research is on Latina/o/x politics.
Michelangelo Landgrave is a doctoral student at the University of California, Riverside. His research focuses on representation and legislative studies. In addition to his academic research, he regularly publishes policy briefs on immigration policy. His research has been cited by such media as the Washington Post and the Hill. He will use his award from the Fund for Latino Scholarship to fund research related to his dissertation. His dissertation develops a new theory of legislative discrimination using experiments with political elites.