Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Adan Martinez of The University of California, Berkeley

The APSA Minority Fellows Program, established in 1969, aims to increase diversity in the discipline of political science. The Spring MFP supports students from underrepresented backgrounds who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of a political science PhD program. Awards will range between $500 and $1500, depending on availability funds. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program.

Meet Adan Martinez, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Adan Martinez is a PhD student in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. His fields of concentration include comparative politics and political behavior. Adan’s research interests include the intersection of ethnic cleavages and the provision of public goods, the urban politics of development, and more broadly, questions of state capacity in Latin America. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he served as a Legislative Assistant in the Minnesota State Legislature researching drug policy and criminal justice reforms. Adan earned his BA in political science and Latin American studies from Macalester College.