APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due November 1 – Meet MFP Fellow Michael Strawbridge

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.

Michael Strawbridge, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Michael Strawbridge (RBSI 2018) is a senior at Beloit College double majoring in political science and media studies. As a McNair scholar, he researched the progress made in Ferguson, MO since 2014, assessing the city’s progress and challenges in enacting reforms. At the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI), he completed a project examining the effects of print, television, and internet news on opinions regarding the importance of gun control. He presented his research at the 2018 APSA annual meeting. Michael’s research interests include American politics, political communication, public opinion, and media and politics. As a PhD student, Michael intends to explore the role media plays in diminishing the voices of those less privileged while prioritizing the issues facing those already in a position of power.