Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Laura Uribe, University of California, San Diego

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!

Laura Uribe is a second year PhD student of Political Science at the University of California San Diego. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Laura worked with the ACLU-FL on a statewide voting rights case for formerly convicted felons. She then worked in local government as a management analyst before starting her PhD program. Laura’s research focus is on understanding how community shapes identities and voting behavior in the United States, specifically geared towards Latine voters, and her research has been cited by the Associated Press. She is the current lab coordinator at the Race and Ethnic Politics (REP) lab at UCSD, where she works with a talented group of graduate students and faculty in engaging with community-centered research. Laura believes in the power of representation and mentorship, and she dedicates her time to mentoring undergraduate students of minoritized backgrounds through their academic and career goals. After earning her PhD, Laura hopes to continue engaging in work centered on Latine politics and community influences by pursuing a position in academia.