APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Jessica HyunJeong Lee

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 Jessica HyunJeong Lee, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Jessica HyunJeong Lee is a PhD student in the political science department at UCLA. Her research interests are in the fields of race and ethnic politics, comparative politics, and American politics. She is broadly interested in the political behavior of Asian Americans, South Koreans, and refugees, with a focus on electoral and non-electoral political participation, political preferences, and minority representation. She is currently researching to what extent ethnic media influences modes of mass mobilization related to the undocumented immigration rights movement in the United States and how this varies between Asian Americans and Latinos. Jessica graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in international affairs / political science and economics. She also received a Masters of International Affairs from UC San Diego in public policy, international development, and nonprofit management. As a second-generation immigrant and a student of race, ethnicity, and politics, Jessica hopes to not only conduct research and teach at the university level but also to mentor other immigrant students, both documented and undocumented.