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.
Briana Hyman is a second-year political science PhD student at Howard University, majoring in Black Politics and American Government, with a minor in Political Theory. Briana leverages her BS in Communication and MPA to fuel her research efforts in African American and Latina/o/x political behavior and policy support. She has presented at multiple conferences such as NCOBPS and ArkPSA on subjects including Pan-Africanism, Emerging Self-Identification of Afro-Latinx Americans, Black Female Mayoral Re-Elections, and Federalism and Slavery as Supported by the Courts. Additionally, Briana was a Woodford R. Porter scholar at the University of Louisville and the recipient of the Hugh T. Henry Memorial Scholarship while attending the University of Arkansas. In pursuing a career in academia, Briana intends to continue her research while focusing on her students’ successes—both within and outside of the classroom—with the goal of increasing next generation political awareness within communities of the Diaspora.