Mikaila Leyva wins APSA Minority Fellowship

August 03, 2016Lacey Barroso

Congratulations, Mikaila! More information can be found at http://www.apsanet.org/mfp. 

"The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that Mikaila Leyva, a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, has been named as a 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellow, spring cycle.

Mikaila Leyva received her BA in international affairs from Eastern Washington University and Spanish in 2015. She is currently attending the University of Notre Dame as a PhD candidate in the political science department, focusing on Latino American politics. Coming from a Mexican-American household, she has always maintained a strong connection with her community and continues to do so with her future research. Her research interests include Latino political behavior, multiracial political behavior, and Latino political identity. She hopes that further interest in these topics will continue to mobilize and educate her community.

The MFP was established in 1969 to increase the number of under-represented scholars in the political science discipline. Since 1969, the APSA Minority Fellowship has designated more than 500 Fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. Fall fellows are college or university seniors, graduates, or Master's students who plan on applying to a PhD program in political science. Spring fellows are first and second year PhD students in political science. APSA Minority Fellows are very active in the discipline as faculty members, researchers, and mentors. Visit www.apsanet.org/mfp to learn more about the APSA MFP program and recent fellows.

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association (APSA) is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 13,000 members in more than 80 countries. For additional information on APSA diversity and inclusion programs, please visit us online at http://www.apsanet.org/diversityprograms or email diversityprograms@apsanet.org."