Meet Minority Fellowship Program Recipient Jennifer M. Jackson

The following student was named as 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipient during the spring 2016 application cycle.

JacksonJennifer-resize248x202-crop209x202Jennifer M. Jackson entered the political science PhD program at the University of Chicago in 2014. Jackson’s primary subfields are American politics, political theory, and research methods. Methodologically, she applies mixed-methods approaches to critical questions concerning Black Americans and the politics of publics. Her master’s thesis relies upon experimental methods to investigate the influences of mass media framing on public opinion of Black Americans. Her dissertation asks: “Where do Black women self-make?” She argues that Black women’s socio-political selves are developed in intersecting spaces which may be (but are not necessarily) controlled by the state. Jackson also works as the Managing Editor for the Black Youth Project where she empowers voices of Black millennials in the digital space.  Born in Oakland, CA, she earned a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Southern California with a minor in sociology. She went on to earn an MA with honors in political science from California State University, Fullerton where she later taught political science research methods and Black politics.

Learn more about the Minority Fellowship Program here.