Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Micah English, Yale University

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. Since its inception, the APSA DFP has designated more than 600 fellows and contributed to the successful completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals.

Micah English is a first-year student at Yale University interested primarily in American and comparative politics, with a focus in race and ethnic politics. Specifically, Micah hopes to explore the political attitudes and behaviors of White voters in the United States and Western Europe and is particularly interested in exploring the dynamics of White identity as it relates to gender, sexuality, and class. Micah is also interested broadly in policy formation and hopes to explore how recent protests around racial relations in the U.S. translate into policy outcomes. Prior to starting graduate school, Micah served as a non-profit consultant, a film publicist, and conducted research in the sociology department at Georgetown University. Micah received her undergraduate degree in political science from Duke University and interned with the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity. Micah hopes to become a professor, teaching and thinking with the next generation of political scientists.