Meet Carlos Galina, 2019 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Carlos Galina is a MA student in the political science department at the George Washington University.  He is a Mexican Fulbright scholar interested in the American Politics and the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States. He has spent the last three years writing for Mexican media about salient issues in American Politics such as polarization, parties and the presidency of Donald Trump.  He is a graduate of Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City where he studied International Relations. His dissertation examined the rise of the Tea Party and the ideological impact it had in the Republican Party. Carlos will continue his academic track applying for PhD programs in the following year where he wants to focus his research on political parties and public opinion. Carlos is grateful for the support of the First Generation Scholar Travel Reimbursement Grant that allowed him to attend the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting and consolidate his career prospective for a future Ph.D. program while learning of new trends in the field of American Politics.

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.