Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Ariel S. Pitre Young, University of Texas at Austin

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!

Ariel S. Pitre Young is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin studying comparative politics and methodology. Prior to graduate school, she received a Bachelor of Arts in French and Government. Her research interests focus on ethnic politics in Eastern Europe, nationalism, and the intersection of music and politics through the lens of cultural institutions. Her current project examines radical right parties and ethnic minority representation in Eastern Europe. Ariel is also a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow studying Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-SerbianAriel is a first-generation college student and graduate student. After completing her PhD, she plans to pursue a career in academia and support first-generation students in their academic pursuits.