Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Bea-Sim Ooi, University of California, Riverside

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.

Bea-Sim Ooi is a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, where she is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship. Her subfields are mass political behavior and American politics, with an emphasis on class and income inequality, race and ethnic politics, policing, and incarceration. Prior to attending graduate school, she received her BA in political science from the University of California, Riverside, where she served as senior research assistant. Following the completion of her graduate studies, Bea-Sim hopes to pursue a career in academia, while remaining engaged in activism and collective justice.ents.