Meet 2020 DFP Spring Fellow, Amber Mackey; 2021 Applications Open – Deadline March 19

Amber Mackey is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania studying political behavior and public policy. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2018 with a double major in political science and sociology. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, her undergraduate research explored social movements, felon disenfranchisement and pseudo-descriptive representation. She is particularly interested in the attitudes and behaviors of racial minorities that opt-out of more conventional forms of political participation. Amber is currently researching how the political behaviors associated with patriotism vary across space, time, and identities. As an Urban Leaders Fellow in New Orleans and Intern at EMIDA in Cameroon, Amber has partnered with numerous non-profit organizations to gather and analyze data on mass incarceration, protests, and public opinion. In addition to pursuing a career within academia, Amber is dedicated to teaching tools for data collection, analysis and advocacy work to others within her community.

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.