The following student was named as 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program recipient during the spring 2016 application cycle.
Erica Salinas is a PhD student in the department of government at Cornell University. Her primary field of study is American politics with a focus on Latino politics, race and ethnicity, and criminal justice institutions. She received a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support her research on the political implications of gang suppression in Latino neighborhoods. Currently, she is working on a joint project that examines the political participation of gang affiliated youth in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her BA in political science at the University of California, San Diego.
Learn more about the Minority Fellowship Program here.