About the Committee
On September 2, 2015, the APSA Council approved a new standing Committee on First-Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing APSA status committees. The goal and mission of this committee is to bring focused attention to the ways that class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally throughout their careers.
Term expiring August 31, 2022
- Jessica Lavariega Monforti, California Lutheran University
- Joshua Miller, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Term expiring August 31, 2021
- Rosella Cappella, Boston University
- Davin Phoenix, University of California, Irvine
Term expiring August 31, 2020
- Celeste Montoya, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Francisco Pedraza, University of California, Riverside
- Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, University of California, Los Angeles, Chair (term extended until Spring 2020)
Please contact [email protected] for more info.
First Generation Scholar Travel Reimbursement Grant
The 2019 APSA First Generation Scholar in the Profession Travel Reimbursement Grant Application
Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019.
Goal: We are delighted to offer two travel reimbursement grants in the amount of $250 each to support First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession who attended the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting in Washington DC.
Background: In 2015, the APSA Executive Council approved a new standing Committee on First Generation Higher Education Scholars in the Profession, parallel to the existing status committees on Asian-Pacific Americans, Blacks, Latinos y Latinas, LGBT Individuals, Women, Graduate Students, and Contingent Faculty in the Profession. The goal is to bring focused attention to the ways in which class, economic inequality, and mobility can affect political scientists’ ability to thrive educationally and professionally, perhaps throughout their careers.
Eligibility for Travel Reimbursement Grant:
This committee adopts a broad, inclusive definition of First Generation Scholar (FGS), including:
• scholars who have parents who have attained neither a bachelor’s nor an associate's degree and/or
• international scholars who are the first generation to study and/or teach at the college or university level in the United States.
• Applicants must also have registered for and attended the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting. Please note: Undergraduate attendees are not eligible for this travel reimbursement grant opportunity.
APSA will verify your meeting attendance (no action required). Annual meeting attendees who have not already received 2019 APSA travel grant funds will be given priority.
Previous Grant Recipients
The following individuals received the 2018 travel reimbursement grant. View select bios by clicking on the scholars' names:
- Tran Thu Doan, University of Michigan
- Stephen Omar El-Khatib, University of California, Riverside
- Keith A. Preble, State University of New York at Albany
- Dr. Mario Guerrero, Cal Poly Pomona
- Alexander Kustov, Princeton University
- Vivien Leung, University of California, Los Angeles
- Nura Sediqe, Duke University
- Christine Marie Slaughter, University of California, Los Angeles
- Dr. Bann Seng Tan, Bogazici University
- Kristian Warpinski, Georgia State University
- Nicole Yadon, University of Michigan
The following individuals received the 2017 travel reimbursement grant:
- Margaret Brower, University of Chicago
- Jenn Jackson, University of Chicago
- Michelangelo Landgrave, University of California, Riverside
- Lama Mourad, University of Toronto
- Tyler Reny, University of California, Los Angeles
- Bertha Vitela, Louisiana State University