Meet Jae-Eun Kim, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Jae-Eun Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Rochester. Jae’s broad research interests are in the fields of American politics and political methodology. Substantively, she is interested in how political attitudes and behaviors are formed in the context of immigration, race and ethnicity, and identity politics. She also has special interests in survey methodology, casual inference, and public opinion as a means of approaching her research questions. Her dissertation work examines how immigrant attitudes are formed and shaped in the context of inclusion and exclusion. Jae is deeply grateful for the APSA First Generation Scholar Accessibility Grant that helped her to attend her first in-person APSA conference.

About the APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Accessibility Grant
In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing APSA status committees. The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally throughout their careers. The travel and accessibility grant is intended to support First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession who attend the APSA Annual Meeting. Learn more.