Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Michael Chacon of The Arizona State University

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 Michael Chacon, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Michael Chacon graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 2013 with degrees in political science, history, and communication. In 2017 he completed his MA in international business at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Currently, Michael is a PhD student studying political science at Arizona State University. His focus is on American politics, specifically political parties and the power of partisanship. His proposed research agenda focuses on the root causes of political polarization at the elite level.