APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due November 1 – Meet MFP Fellow Juan Campos

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.

Juan Campos, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Juan Campos is an MA candidate in political science at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). While studying at CSULB, Juan became a CSU Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar and earned the most prestigious graduate award on campus – the CSULB Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2013, he received his BA in government and international politics from George Mason University. Juan’s research interests include political violence, democratization, and state-cartel peace settlements in Latin America. In a paper published on Justice in Mexico’s website, he empirically assesses the causes and consequences of mayoral assassinations. Drawing on a novel dataset of Mexican states between 2005 and 2017, this work shows that competition among different political parties across multiple levels of government (federal and state) makes it difficult for security institutions to protect mayors from being assassinated by drug trafficking organizations. At the doctoral level, Juan plans on specializing in comparative politics and international relations.