Meet DFP Spring Fellow, Salah Ben Hammou, University of Central Florida

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!

Salah Ben Hammou is a second-year Ph.D. student of Security Studies at the University of Central Florida and co-founder of Jam3a: a Virtual MENA Workspace for Junior Scholars. His research interests are rooted in comparative politics, ranging from civil-military relations, democratization, and authoritarian politics in the Middle East & North Africa. In particular, his work examines civilian involvement in military coups and support for military rule. His work has been published in academic journals such as International Studies Review and Journal of Global Security Studies as well as public-facing outlets such as The Washington Post, Political Violence at a Glance, and the Cairo Review.