APSA Minority Fellowship Program Spring Applications Due March 15 – Meet MFP Fellow Marcel Roman

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 Marcel Roman, 2018 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Marcel Roman is a PhD student in the political science department at UCLA. His areas of interest are race and ethnic politics, discrimination, policing, and the political participation of marginalized groups. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in political science with honors and conducted fieldwork in Fiji for an undergraduate senior thesis project on ethnic violence and support for co-ethnic parties. He is currently working on two projects: one on the relationship between officer-involved shootings, political participation, and public trust across several US cities, and the other on the long-term effects of housing discrimination on a variety of outcomes, including the political incorporation of underrepresented groups.