From the American Political Science Association's news blast:
"Michelle Ramirez is a second year PhD student at the University of North Texas where she studies American and comparative politics. She completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, where she began her research in religion and racial and ethnic politics. Michelle is currently conducting research on the effects of religious and ethnic fractionalization on public opinion and political behavior in Western Europe. She has also conducted research on marginalized religious and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. After completing her PhD, Michelle plans to pursue a career in academia where she can continue her research and share her passion for politics with students."
"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 600 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."