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Valeria Sinclair-Chapman

Please join me in congratulating Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, professor of political science and director for the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, on her recent award from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s U.S. Democracy Program. This $200,000 award will allow Valeria and co-organizers David Barker and Bettina Poirier of American University to extend the work they started with the New Perspectives and New Questions in Legislative Studies conference last spring by offering competitive funding for new scholarship in legislative studies by scholars of color.

Hosted by the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, the conference was organized to showcase emerging research questions in legislative politics, and to brainstorm ways to improve the engagement of scholars of color in legislative studies. The virtual conference featured lightning round presentations, along with small and large group discussion and was attended by about 50 scholars from across the country. The event was capped by Valeria’s interview with Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) that aired on C-SPAN.

Congratulations, Professor Sinclair-Chapman!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts