Larissa Beckman Named APSA Diversity Fellow

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Larissa Beckman, Brazilian lawyer and first-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science, has been named a member of the 2024-2025 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP)!

Larissa studies comparative and American politics, with a minor in Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is interested in the intersection between gender, law, and political science studies, with a particular focus on Brazil and Latin America. Her specialties include gender studies, criminal law & criminology, and judicial systems. Additionally, she holds two master's degrees in law: one in public and private law, the other in human rights law.

The DFP was established as a fellowship competition to diversify the political science profession. It provides support to students applying to or in the pre-dissertation stage of a political science PhD program, with the goal of helping more students successfully complete their degree. The DFP recognizes students engaged in political science research and scholarship primarily focused on race, ethnicity, systemic racism, gender, LGBTQ politics, disability politics, Indigenous politics, or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance.

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