Stefan Martinez-Ruiz Named APSA MFP Fellow

Posted On January 6, 2017
Categories Graduate Spotlight, News

Stefan Martinez-Ruiz has been named a 2017-2018 American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Program Fellow.

A dual B.A./M.A. student in Political Science at Georgia State University, Martinez-Ruiz earned a B.A. in political science, cum laude, in August 2016,  and plans to complete his M.A. in political science in May 2017. His research focus is comparative and international political economy.

“My academic interests lie within the political economy of development, but more specifically methodologies and research around globalization and trade agreements, domestic institutions and trade, global North-South relations, and economic development strategies,” said Martinez-Ruiz.

Having collaborated with government and nonprofit entities interested in nurturing inclusive and sustainable development, “my future goals include researching, teaching, and advocating for ways governments and markets can better co-exist to produce more optimal outcomes for society.”

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 500 fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for more than 100 individuals.

Fall fellows are college or university seniors, graduates, or master’s students who plan on applying to a Ph.D. program in political science. Spring fellows are first and second year Ph.D. students in political science. APSA Minority Fellows are very active in the discipline as faculty members, researchers, and mentors. Visit to learn more about the APSA MFP program and recent fellows.

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 13,000 members in more than 80 countries.