The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced that University of New Mexico alumnus Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta has been named as a 2015-2016 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Award recipient.

Wilcox-Archuleta is currently a graduate student in political science at the University of Washington in Seattle. Broadly defined, his research interests are in American politics, political behavior, and quantitative methods. More specifically, he is interested in the relationships between geographic context, group identity, and political participation among minority groups in the United States.

His master’s thesis examines the impact of neighborhood and county racial and ethnic composition on politicized group identity among minority groups. In a doctoral program, he wants to develop a generalizable theory about the origins and evolution of politicized group identity for Latinos and Asian Americans.

After completion of his doctorate, Wilcox-Archuleta wants to teach at a research university. His research is supported by the University of Washington Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) and Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Sexuality (WISER). He obtained his BA in political science and communication from the University of New Mexico.

The Minority Fellowship Program 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.  

Fellows are college or university seniors, graduates, or Master's students who plan on applying to a Ph.D. program in political science. APSA Minority Fellows are very active in the discipline as faculty members, researchers, and mentors.

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