Meet Nicole Filler, 2021 Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars Recipient

Nicole Filler
Project Title:
Bridging Grassroots Movements and Legislative Advocacy through Asian American Feminist Praxis

Nicole Filler is an instructor in the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program and Political Science Department at Highline College. She received her PhD in political science with an emphasis in feminist studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in political science, women’s studies, and Spanish language and literature. She is the co-author of a book manuscript that examines the emergence, contemporary landscape, and significance of Asian Pacific American elective officeholding over the past half century and centers the stories of women and men who have fought to advance equal opportunity and social justice. Her current research examines the political socialization, electoral trajectories, and legislative advocacy of these and other transformative leaders elected to subnational offices, as well as the relationship between grassroots community-based organizations and APA political representation in municipal and state level governments.

About the APSA Advancing Research Grants for Early Career Scholars

The APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grants provide support for the advancement of scholars from historically racial and ethnic underrepresented groups and for research that examines political science phenomena affecting historically underserved communities and underrepresented groups and communities. In December 2021, APSA awarded ten projects for the APSA Diversity and Inclusion Advancing Research Grant for Early Career Scholars for a combined total award amount of $25,000. Read about the funded research projects.