Kiela Crabtree - 2015-2016 Minority Fellowship Program
Kiela Crabtree

Kiela Crabtree will graduate in May 2015 with her BA in politics from Sewanee: The University of the South with concentrations in development and political economy, identity and diversity, and political action; she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sewanee’s Order of Gownsmen. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, her longstanding interest in political science developed academically around her volunteer work with a homeless advocacy organization and its interactions with local government and the Nashville community. Her current research focuses on the impact of voluntary organizations and social capital on political participation. Kiela intends to continue her study of political behavior and socioeconomic stratification in her graduate education, and upon completion, she hopes to pursue teaching and further research regarding the social and political consequences of economic disparities.