Meet DFP Fall Fellow, Anissa Joseph, Skidmore College

The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Fall DFP supports students who are currently in the process of applying to PhD programs in political science for Fall 2022 admission. Fellows will receive $5,000, over two years, to support their studies.

Anissa Joseph is a senior at Skidmore College from Brooklyn, New York. Joseph, a Prep for Prep alum, is a member of the National Political Science Honor Society, a Dean’s List student and has represented her college at the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs. She has also published work on digital archiving and has worked as a research assistant with Dr. Emmanuel Balogun for the last two years. Joseph is also the co-president of Ujima, a club that represents the Black diaspora. She has served on the executive board of Ujima for three of her four years at Skidmore. Joseph is interested in pursuing a PhD in political theory, focused on Pan-Africanism and African American political thought. She is interested in understanding the social conditions that affect political associations, participation, and ideologies and how that can be applied in social movements and in the rapidly changing world due factors such as the global pandemic and the rise of technological hegemony.