Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Reva Dhingra of Harvard 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 Reva Dhingra, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Reva Dhingra is a PhD student in the department of government at Harvard University. Her fields are comparative politics and quantitative methods, with a focus on forced migration, international aid, and the politics of non-state service provision. Reva graduated from Brown University with a BA in Middle East Studies and international relations and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa her junior year. She was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Jordan, where she researched education provision for out-of-school Syrian refugees. From 2015-2017, she worked on the Syria Regional Response team at the International Rescue Committee, where she supported humanitarian programming for individuals and communities affected by the Syria and Iraq conflicts. Her current research examines local government responses to refugee presence and access to public and non-state services for refugees and vulnerable host community members. At Harvard she is also involved in advocacy on preventing gender, race, and other identity-based discrimination and sexual harassment in academia.