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Meet Minority Fellowship Program Recipient Christine Marie Slaughter

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

Christine Marie Slaughter is a rising second year doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles studying race and ethnic politics and American politics. Christine’s current interests are driven by a passion in understanding how generational context influences African American’s responses to social and political issues and also how chronic poverty depresses participation among low-income Americans. At UCLA, Christine is a Eugene V. Cota Robles and Ford Predoctoral Fellow. She is an alumna of Spelman College where she majored in political science and comparative women’s studies graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. While at Spelman, she participated in the UNCF/ Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship, the Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, and the Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers. She presented her senior honors thesis, which focused on race, gender, and civic engagement on college campuses at the Western Political Science Association 2015 Annual Meeting.  While Christine is eager to become a college professor, she is the happiest when given the chance to mentor young African American women to become more interested and creative in participating in politics or explaining politics to her grandmother.

Learn more about the Minority Fellowship Program here.