Support from the APSA Fund for Latino Scholarship assisted 2016 recipient, Danielle Lemi, a PhD candidate in political science at UC Riverside specializing in political behavior and race and ethnic politics in the American context, travel to the 2016 APSA Annual Meeting. She presented a chapter of her dissertation entitled, “The Consequences of Multiracial Identity for Elected Officials,” where she examined the how the media portrays multiracial elected officials, how voters evaluated multiracial candidates, and how multiracial legislators viewed their identities.
The fund’s primary goal is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latina/o political scientists (especially students and tenure track junior faculty); our secondary goal is to support research on Latino politics in the United States (especially students and tenure track junior faculty). Grants will be made to individuals, institutions, and projects whose purposes most clearly match the goals of the fund, and whose proposals most persuasively demonstrate capacity for successful completion. The Fund for Latino Scholarship is an APSA Centennial Center Research Grant.