Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Chloe Ricks, University of Pennsylvania

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.

Chloe Ricks is a second-year PhD student studying comparative politics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include comparative race and sub-national politics, with special focus on Latin America and the U.S. South. She completed her undergraduate at Duke University, where she majored in International Comparative Studies. Chloe graduated with Highest Distinction, and won the 2018 ICS Distinguished Thesis Award, for her senior honors thesis “‘Last Stop Destination’: Poverty, Antiblackness and University Education in the Mississippi Delta and Brazil’s Baixada Fluminense.” Upon completion of her doctoral program, Chloe plans to pursue a career in academia.