APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due November 1 – Meet MFP Fellow Leann Mclaren

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.

Leann Mclaren, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Leann Mclaren (RBSI 2018) is a political science and history double major at the University of Connecticut, in the honors program. She currently serves on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Leadership Board and has served as the vice president of the University of Connecticut’s chapter of the NAACP. Her research interests center on American public opinion, voting behavior, race and ethnicity, and immigration politics. Specifically, Leann is interested in Black immigrant voting behavior and political incorporation. Over the course of her undergraduate career, Leann has assisted on several projects facilitated by university faculty, including research on homicide and sex trafficking of women of color, gender bias in congressional hearings, and archival research on Caribbean immigration. Leann is a 2018 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) Scholar and has presented her research at the 2018 APSA annual meeting and the 2018 Emerging Scholars Conference at the University of Michigan.