Project Title: The Experience of Urban Indians in Arizona with Voting by Mail
Dr. Joseph Dietrich has over twenty years of experience in both academic and professional capacities collecting survey and interview data. He works closely on political engagement in the Native American community, voter disenfranchisement, and voting by mail and has published extensively in these areas. His research specialties include voting and political behavior, race and ethnic politics, and the intersection of politics, policy, and education. Currently, he is conducting several studies on voting efficacy among minority populations including the co-development of a voting efficacy score and another on the efficacy of voting by mail in increasing minority voter turnout. He holds a BA, MPIA, and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as an additional Ph.D. in American politics and public law from Claremont Graduate University.
Jean Reith Schroedel, Claremont Graduate University;
Jean Reith Schroedel is the emeritus Thornton Bradshaw professor of politics and policy at Claremont Graduate University. She has written or co-edited six books, including Is the Fetus Person? A Comparison of Policies Across the Fifty States that was given the APSA’s Victoria Schuck Book Award, as well as more than 50 scholarly articles. In 2017, she was awarded the Claremont Colleges Diversity in Teaching Award. Her recent research has focused on voting rights issues affecting Native Americans. Schroedel was an expert witness in the Wandering Medicine v. McCulloch and Yazzie v. Hobbs cases and did research that was used in the Poor Bear v. Jackson County and Sanchez v. Cegavske cases. Her most recent book, Voting in Indian Country: The View from the Trenches, which was published in fall 2020, is an outgrowth of this research.
Melissa Ziegler Rogers, Claremont Graduate University
Dr. Melissa Ziegler Rogers is Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. She is also Co-Director of the Inequality and Policy Research Center at CGU. Dr. Rogers has published numerous scholarly articles in venues such as the Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, Regional Studies, and the Journal of Public Policy. Her second book, Geography, Capacity, and Inequality, will be published by Cambridge University Press in January 2021. Dr. Rogers’ research focuses on the connection between unequal geographic distribution of income and resources and political outcomes.
About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Indigenous Politics Recipients
The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants provide support for the advancement of scholars from historically racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and for research that examines political science phenomena affecting historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups and communities. In December 2021, APSA also awarded eight projects for the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants for Indigenous Politics for a combined amount of $20,000. Read about the funded projects.