Meet 2020 DFP Spring Fellow, Samantha Chapa; 2021 Applications Open – Deadline March 19

Samantha Chapa is a second-year PhD student in the department of Political Science at the University of Houston. She is interested in the intersection between human rights and immigration policy and is currently studying how nationalist waves across the globe affect immigrants’ rights, political participation, and policy. She is also examining biases and discrepancies in immigration court outcomes across the United States. While at UH, Samantha has lectured undergraduate students on U.S. immigration policy and served as a TA for human rights courses. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Samantha worked as a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative at BakerRipley, where she legally represented vulnerable immigrant groups in both affirmative and court proceedings. Her direct experiences with refugees, asylees, and detained immigrants informs her research, and she hopes to continue working with such communities by engaging in research that examines the political participation, representation, and rights of immigrants. Samantha obtained a B.A. in English and History from Rice University in 2016.

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.