Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Imtashal Tariq, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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!

Imtashal Tariq ia second-year PhD student in the department of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she is a REAL Fellow. Her fields of study are international relations and public law, along with a concentration in research methods. Currently, her research interests focus on norm compliance and coercive reproductive control embedded within the carceral state. Imtashal is committed to addressing the role race and racism continues to shape international relations. Before pursuing a PhD, she worked for UNWomen and UNODC in South Asia and the Middle East. Imtashal holds an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge. She graduated with BA in International Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Vera Institute of Justice Fellow. After completing her PhD, she hopes to pursue a career in academia and foster a supportive community for BIPOC students.