APSA Minority Fellowship Program Fall Applications Due Friday – Meet MFP Fellow Zoe Walker

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.

Zoe Walker, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Zoe Walker (RBSI 2018) is a senior at the University of Notre Dame studying political science and English. At Notre Dame, she was named a Franklyn Doan Scholar for her outstanding research skills. She has also conducted research for the American Bar Foundation (Montgomery Summer Research Fellowship) and was a participant in the 2018 Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI). Zoe is interested in studying the effects of partisan polarization on the political participation of minority groups as well as the role of media in shaping political behavior and attitudes, changes in American public opinion and identity group-based political conflict. She has presented her research at Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Scholars Conference, the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting, and the 2018 Emerging Scholars Conference at the University of Michigan. Zoe plans to earn a PhD and she looks forward to producing scholarship in political science with an eye towards the role that identity plays in political decision-making.