Meet Alena Wolflink, 2021 Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars Recipient

Alena Wolflink

Project Title: Drowning in Desire: Political-Economic Dimensions of Sexual Politics

Alena Wolflink is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver. She is a political theorist of democratic agency and identity. Her current research examines the construction of narratives about democracy and citizenship through analyses of the undercurrents of race, gender, and sexuality discourses in the language of political economy. Wolflink’s work has been published in such venues as Theory & Event, Critical Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy & Global Affairs.

About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars 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 awarded ten projects for the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grant for Early Career Scholars for a combined total award amount of $25,000. Read about the funded research projects.

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