Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Amorae M. Times, Rice University

The APSA Diversity Fellowship Program, formerly the Minority Fellowship Program, was established in 1969 as a fellowship competition to diversify the political science profession. DFP provides support to students from underrepresented backgrounds applying to, or in the early stages of, a PhD program in political science. The goal of the program is to increase the number of scholars from minoritized backgrounds in the discipline and ultimately the professoriate. APSA has once again awarded a new cycle to provide support for PhD students currently in their first or second year as of Spring 2022. Please join us in congratulating the 2022-2023 class of fellows!

Amorae M. Times is a PhD student in the department of political science at Rice University. Her field of study is international relations, specifically focusing on the role of race in hierarchy and power relations. She received a BA in political science from Prairie View A&M University. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Amorae conducted research on voter legislation and turnout among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. She completed various research projects at her home institution of PVAMU, as well as a summer project at Harvard University through the Leadership Alliance. In addition, Amorae served as campus organizer for a non-profit political advocacy organization, Deeds Not Words. Following the completion of her doctoral degree, Amorae plans to pursue a career in academia and continue to pursue her research interests while mentoring the next generation of political scientists of color.