Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Anthony Lindsay, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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. This year’s funded fellows will receive $5,000, over two years.

Anthony Lindsay is a PhD student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the department of political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research interests are in international relations with a focus on conflict forecasting, stock market prediction, and social physics. Anthony is currently building a Conflict Forecasting Engine (CFE) to predict interstate conflict, rare events, and tension between world leaders. Additionally, he is constructing an algorithm to both predict stock prices in OTC markets, and forecast breakout penny stocks. Prior to joining the UNC community, Anthony launched a non-profit education portal called PolyPsych, where he interviewed professors and presented political psychology research on the PolyPsych podcast. He earned his BA in political science from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. As an undergraduate student he worked as a research assistant and podcaster, received the political science department’s Outstanding Paper Award for best senior thesis, and graduated summa cum laude from the honors program. After completing his PhD, Anthony will pursue a career in academia where he intends to continue his research on conflict, international political economy, and political psychology.