Meet 2019-2020 APSA Congressional Fellow Christian Fong, University of Michigan

Christian Fong, PhD- University of Michigan

The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is a highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. Since 1953, it has brought select political scientists, journalists, federal employees, health specialists, and other professionals to Capitol Hill to experience Congress at work through fellowship placements on congressional staffs.

Christian Fong’s research draws on ideas from social and evolutionary psychology to study congressional procedure and leadership. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics,the Annals of Applied Statics, and The Monkey Cage. Before becoming an APSA Congressional Fellow, he was a PhD student in political economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is an Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan’s political science department.

Learn more about the Congressional Fellowship Program.