Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Angelica Garcia-Macias, University of California, Irvine

The APSA Diversity Fellows Program (DFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The DFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Since its inception, the APSA DFP has designated more than 600 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals.

Angelica Garcia-Macias is a PhD student studying political science at the University of California, Irvine. As a McNair scholar, she has conducted research on housing discrimination within the Latinx community. Angelica now has a focus on machista acculturation within the Latinx/Chicanx community. Her research focuses on Machismo/marianismo, both the limits and support for Latinx /Chicanx women within political activism and mobilization. Their interest is Latinx/Chicanx politics, genders and sexuality, political participation, and community activism. As a first-generation student of a farm working background, Angelica is devoted to diversifying American politics and providing mentoring opportunities to future students. Angelica aspires to work for a minority-serving institution to pursue professorship in order to pursue their academic and career goals.