APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Eugene B. Johnson

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 Eugene B. Johnson, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Eugene B. Johnson is a PhD student in the political science department at Louisiana State University. A native of Baton Rouge, LA, Eugene earned a BA in political science and a MA in the social sciences from Southern University and A&M College. His primary research interests include stereotyping and discrimination, race relations and political behavior, identity politics, and social movements and collective action. His current research focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement, where Eugene is conducting a qualitative content analysis focused on journalism and the news. Eugene currently works as a legislative assistant at the Louisiana State Senate, and he has prior experience as an organizer and as campaign volunteer coordinator. In addition to his graduate studies, Eugene will be an Urban Leaders Policy Fellow in New Orleans, LA during the summer of 2018. Upon completion of the PhD, Eugene is eager to pursue a career in academia while also continuing his involvement in community outreach and social activism.