Meet MFP Spring Fellow, Terri Smith of The University of Chicago

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 Terri Smith, 2019 APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipient

Terri Smith is a second-year political science PhD student at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include Black politics, social movements, and gender and sexuality. Her current work focuses on Black Queer feminism, where she is investigating its impact on social movement activity among Black youth. She has presented at several conferences, including the APSA annual meeting and the Radical Democracy conference at The New School. Terri graduated with honors from Louisiana State University with a BA in political science. She was also a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and worked under the guidance of Dr. James Garand. She plans to pursue a career in academia while remaining engaged in community organizing and social activism.