Vivien Leung is a doctoral student in the political science department at UCLA. Her areas of interest are American politics, group behavior, race and ethnicity, and immigration with a focus on Asian Americans. She is currently working on a project entitled: “More Like Me: Asian American Group Identity and Context,” exploring how contextual demographics impact Asian American group identity and group political behavior. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a BA in political science and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. Her previous work looks at how attitudes towards gender roles shaped views on politics. She received a MA in American government from American University. As a second-generation immigrant and first-generation college student, Vivien hopes to empower immigrant communities in politics and mentor other first-generation students of color.
The 2018 APSA Spring Minority Fellowship Program for first and second year graduate students deadline for applications is March 15, 2018. Submit your application here.
About the APSA Minority Fellowship Program
The Minority Fellows Program (MFP) is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. The MFP was established in 1969 (originally as the Black Graduate Fellowship) to increase the number of minority scholars in the discipline. Each year, APSA awards up to 12 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000. Learn more here.