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.
Taylor Vincent is a second-year PhD student focusing on international relations and comparative politics at the University of Maryland. She is interested in civil conflict, gender, democratization and post-conflict institutions. More specifically, Taylor looks at how conflict processes shape post-conflict institutions and how these institutions affect the security of women. Taylor has served as a research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Maryland and has served in various service positions within her department. Taylor received her master’s degree in political science from Duke University in 2019 and her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 2015.