Meet Anna Venturini, 2021 Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars Recipient

Anna Venturini

Project Title: Project Title: Affirmative Action in Brazilian Graduate Education: Patterns of Institutional Change

Anna Venturini is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning – CEBRAP. She received a Ph.D. in Political Science at the Institute for Social and Political Studies – IESP of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ). She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Law (2014) and a BA in Law (2010), both from the University of São Paulo (USP). She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and is currently a board member of the Harvard Alumni Club of Brazil. She uses mixed methods to analyze the intersections of affirmative action and public policies, race, ethnicity, gender, and institutional change. Her research has been published or is forthcoming at the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, the Revista de Administração Pública, Novos Estudos Cebrap, Cadernos de Pesquisa – FCC, among others. She developed the Observatory of Affirmative Action in Graduate Education (obaap), which monitors Brazilian graduate programs (PPGs) and public universities that adopt affirmative action (AAs) in their admission processes.

About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars

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.