APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow David Monda

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 David Monda, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

David Monda is a currently pursuing a PhD in political science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). He specializes in international relations and comparative politics. He is also an instructor of political science at Guttman Community College (CUNY). His research interests include diaspora migration, the intersection of foreign policy and national identity in developing contexts, securitization of migration policy and feminist construction of international relations. His unique experiences growing up in Kenya have shaped his passion to address the political and economic factors that affect migrant communities from the developing world. This summer, David will use the APSA MFP Fellowship to research the construction of national identity in developing contexts focusing on the Garifuna, an Afro-Belizean diaspora community. He hopes to broaden the understanding of normative and ideational structures that construct the societal identity of the modern Belizean state. More broadly, he hopes this research will add to the understanding of the construction of the foreign policies of developing nations.