Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Franshelly M. Martínez-Ortiz, Ohio State 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!

Franshelly M. Martínez-Ortiz is a PhD student in Political Science at The Ohio State University, majoring in American Politics, Methods and Political Psychology. Her research focuses on how social media can influence political behavior. She is the author of “Trump y Facebook: la efectividad de #CrookedHillary en el electorado en 2016”, published for Revista Ingenios Vol. 6 Num. 2 in 2020. She is currently working on projects about Identity Politics and Social media advertisements. Prior to joining OSU, Martínez-Ortiz obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, focused on Comparative Politics from University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. After obtaining her PhD degree, Martínez-Ortiz aims to pursue a career in the academia and serve as a mentor for other first-generation latinxs scholars.