APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Andrene Wright

Apply Now for the APSA Spring 2019 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) — Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science PhD program. Awards will range between $500 and $1500, depending on availability funds. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Meet Andrene Wright, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Andrene Wright is a first year political science PhD student at Northwestern University.  As an Americanist, she is most interested in political behavior as it relates to marginalized groups, system-involved-youth, and juvenile justice. She co-authored a paper with Dara Gaines and Justin Zimmerman which explored racialized attitudes towards gun control in the 1960’s. They presented their paper titled “Race, Power and Policy: The Making of the Mulford Act” at the National Conference of Political Scientists (NCOBPS) in March 2018. Wright graduated from the City University of New York (CUNY) John Jay College of Criminal Justice in May of 2017. She majored in political science, minored in Africana studies and was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar under the mentorship of Dr. Samantha Majic. She presented her McNair research “Decoding the Clubhouse: an Intersectional Analysis on Efforts to Engage Girls in STEM” at the 2017 MPSA conference in Chicago, Illinois. She was a Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) participant at Northwestern University, working under the mentorship of Dr. Alvin Tillery.