Meet Tana Stamper, 2018 Fund for Latino Scholarship Recipient

Tana Stamper is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finishing up a BA in political science with a minor in sexuality studies. Tana is also completing a senior honors thesis comparing gender identity and sexual orientation legislation in the post-marital equality state.  She is applying to political science PhD programs this fall and intends to focus on comparative politics.  Her research interests revolve around identity, especially concerning the intersection of gender identity, sexual orientation and/or race and ethnicity.  Tana has worked as a research assistant for numerous professors in the UNC-Chapel Hill political science department.  She also received the Thad L. Beyle Research Award for her work about Latinas in local government.  Thanks to the generous APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship, Tana will be able to attend the upcoming 2018 APSA Annual Meeting, where she will present her research paper “Latinas in Local Government: A Case Study of How Electorates Can Hurt or Help” on the Gender, Ethnicity, and Urban Politics panel.

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