Meet Dr.Fernando Tormos-Aponte, 2018 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Dr. Fernando Tormos-Aponte is a postdoctoral fellow with the Scholars Strategy Network based at the University of Missouri in St. Louis and a research fellow of the Southern Methodist University Latino Center for Leadership Development. He earned his MA and PhD in political science from Purdue University, and a BA from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Dr. Tormos-Aponte specializes in social movements, identity politics, social policy, and transnational politics. His research focuses on how social movements overcome internal divisions and gain political influence. Tormos-Aponte’s work has appeared in Politics, Groups, and Identities, Environmental Policy and Governance, and in the edited volume The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics. He is currently working on his first book, titled Mobilizing Difference: The Power of Inclusion in Transnational Social Movements. As a Latino Scholarship Fund award recipient he plans to attend the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting, where he will facilitate a business meeting for the Scholars Strategy Network, attend the Latino Caucus workshop, and support the APSA Hackathon.

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