Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Paige Hill, Stanford 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!

Paige Hill is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. Her interests are in comparative politics with a focus on immigrant integration policy, women’s political representation, and intersecting questions relating to ethnic and racial identity formation. The global policy challenges she plans to research are the political and social impacts of increased rates of globalization and diversification. Her current research agenda includes questions regarding gendered experiences with skill-based migration, determinants of variation in voting behavior among naturalized US citizens, and how restrictive food policies shape the social-economic integration of migrants in Europe. Prior to her doctoral studies, Paige worked as an employment-based immigration legal assistant in Philadelphia, PA. She also researched as a predoctoral Emerging Scholar in Political Science fellow with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. As an undergraduate student at Temple University, she served as Vice President of the student government and as the 2018 University Commencement Speaker. After completing her PhD, Paige hopes to incorporate her previous experience with local community organizing into her research contributions as an impact-focused scholar.