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.
Rashaud Hannah is a dual-degree JD/PhD student at Georgetown University. His PhD studies have a focus in the American Government subfield and his JD studies have a focus in tax law. Rashaud’s research interests reside at the nexus of education, politics, and the law. He is interested in examining institutional change and behavior across the educational services sector, state and local governments, and taxation practices in the United States. With aspirations of becoming a professor, he plans to center his work on understanding the evolving viability of the American dream and the institutions that help shape opportunity for upward mobility. Rashaud is a member of the Georgetown Black Law Students Association. He is also the Networking and Alumni Editor for Volume 35 of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Rashaud holds a master’s degree from the University of Rochester in higher education administration and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Yale University.