Political Science Student Receives APSA Minority Fellowship

Ph.D. student David Monda (Political Science) was awarded a 2018–2019 American Political Science Association (ASPA) Spring Minority Fellowship, which supports expenses related to first- and second-year graduate studies in political science.
Mondo will use the fellowship to support a research trip this summer to study the construction of national identity within the Garifuna, an Afro-Belizean diaspora community. His experiences growing up in Kenya shaped his passion to address the political and economic factors that affect migrant communities from the developing world, the ASPA noted in its announcement of the award.
Mondo’s research focuses on international relations and comparative politics. His interests include diaspora migration and the intersection of foreign policy and national identity in developing contexts, and he is currently an instructor of political science at CUNY’s Guttman Community College.
The ASPA fellowship program has supported more than 500 fellows since it was established in 1969 to help increase the numbers of minority scholars in political science.

Submitted on: JUN 13, 2018

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