Graduate Student Accomplishments

  • Ellie Frazier

    Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant for her project "The Community Paralegal Model and Access to Justice" (July 2020)
  • David Amaral

    Awarded a Horowitz Foundation 2019 grant for his project Threatening Local Democracy: The Political Consequences of Urban Violence (June 2020)
  • Anthony Bencomo

    Selected as an American Political Science Association Minority Fellow for 2020-21 for his project examining the impact of nonstate actors on local politics in California’s San Joaquin Valley (June 2020)
  • Lucia Vitale

    Awarded a summer research grant from the UCSC Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance (May 2020)
  • Aaron Cardoso

    Awarded a Chancellor's Quarter Dissertation Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year (April 2020)
  • Randy Villegas

    Awarded a CARE-UC Graduate Innovation Fellowship for Spring and Summer 2020 (April 2020)

    Selected as a Center on Democracy and Organizing Summer Institute Fellow for Summer 2019.

    Selected as an American Political Science Association Minority Fellow for 2019-2020.

    Awarded a scholarship through the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Fund for Latino Scholarship in Summer 2018.

  • Ingy Higazy

    Received funding through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program for 2019-20 (March 2020)
  • Natali Levin Schwartz

    Received funding through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program for 2019-20 (March 2020)
  • Jess Whatcott

    Awarded a one quarter Dissertation Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Martín Ordóñez

    Awarded a one quarter Dissertation Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Sandra Harvey

    2017-18 UCI Chancellor's Advance Postdoctoral Fellow in CLS, Assistant Professor position at University of Memphis
  • Juan Diego Prieto

    President's Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • James Beneda

    Hired as a Behavioral Research Scientist at the Office of People Analytics, Defense Personnel and Security Research Center
  • Mike Wilson

    Awarded a one quarter Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Also, designated a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace