Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Keith Padraic Chew of The University of Texas at Austin

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 Keith Padraic Chew, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Keith Padraic Chew is a PhD student in the department of government at the University of Texas at Austin studying comparative politics and methodology. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Keith graduated with a BA in humanities (war, security, and intelligence), Asian Cultures and languages (Chinese), and government. His research interests include party politics, ethnic politics, and comparative political regimes. In particular, Keith’s research focuses on factional party politics in East and Southeast Asia through the lens of ethnicity, gender, and age. As an immigrant from Singapore, first-generation college graduate, and graduate student, Keith is committed to diversity and representation in political science. Upon completing his doctorate, Keith will pursue a career in academia.