Meet Cameryn Blackmore, 2019 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Cameryn Blackmore is a PhD candidate in the political science department at The University of Alabama. Her research focuses on the impact judicial policymaking has on the education field. Her dissertation research will focus on the contemporary effect the second Brown ruling had upon the Alabama public education system through the measurement of the opportunity gap. Cameryn is deeply appreciative to the APSA First Generation Travel Reimbursement Grant for supporting her attendance at the 2019 Annual APSA meeting.

About the APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Travel Reimbursement Grant
In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing APSA status committees.  The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally, perhaps throughout their careers. The APSA Committee on the Status of First Generation Scholars matched contributions that were made to the APSA Annual Fund during one week in September 2019 to support the professional development support of first gen scholars in the profession.  Learn more.