Meet 2020 DFP Spring Fellow, Allegra E. Hernandez; 2021 Applications Open – Deadline March 19

Allegra E. Hernandez is a second year PhD student at Rice University. She works to understand how legacies shape current political settings. She is primarily interested in cultural legacies and the effect that it has on institutions and individual behavior. Allegra’s research interests stem from her childhood, where she grew up in the only public school district in the country that busses students from Mexico to the United States every day. The dichotomy between New Mexico’s welcoming policies towards Mexico versus Arizona’s passage of SB-1070 in 2010, which imposed some of the strictest immigration controls in the country, is something that Allegra noticed, but was never able to fully explain – a fact she hopes to rectify at some point. Her current work examines foreign-imposed communism in Eastern Europe during the Cold War to understand how it shapes contemporary attitudes towards international institutions and multiculturalism. In 2017, Allegra graduated from Texas Christian University with a BS in Political Science and a BA in Art History. As an undergraduate, she worked with the Department of State in Albania, where she organized joint military training exercises, and Zambia, where she focused on policies aimed to alleviate ethnic divides following electoral loss.

Apply Now for the APSA 2021-2022 Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP), Spring Cycle

Deadline for Applications: March 19, 2021

The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, formerly the Minority Fellowship Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring DFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science Ph.D. program. Awards will range between $1000 to $2000, depending on the availability of funds. Please apply for the program or share this information with a colleague who could benefit from this opportunity.