APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due Friday – Meet MFP Fellow Catalina Udani

Apply Now for the 2020-2021 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fall Cycle — Deadline for applications: November 1, 2019

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Fall MFP fellowship supports individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who in the process of applying to political science PhD programs for Fall 2020 admission. Learn more about the APSA MFP program, which is currently celebrating its 50th year, read more: 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Catalina Udani, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Catalina Udani (RBSI 2018) is an honors senior at the University of Central Florida studying human communication, intelligence and national security, and terrorism studies. She conducted independent research at the 2018 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) on terrorism and human trafficking and looks forward to her first publications, a coauthored book on terrorist propaganda and a book chapter analyzing terrorist rhetoric, both of which are in progress. Her undergraduate thesis was a longitudinal thematic analysis of ISIS digital media, comparing rhetorical trends with the group’s real-world operations. A teaching assistant for the Burnett Honors College, Catalina’s research interests include international peace and conflict, terrorism, CBRN weapons, and human rights abuses. She developed these research interests as a Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow and an India Research Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. Upon graduation, she plans to use her research interests to pursue an academic career through a PhD in political science with an international relations focus.