AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Yazmín A. García Trejo, a POLS PhD candidate, has been selected to receive a prestigious American Fellowship from the American Association for University Women (AAUW) for the 2013-2014 academic year. The fellowship funds the final year of dissertation writing. Yazmín is honored to receive the support from AAUW and thanks Professors Matthew Singer, Shareen Hertel, and Shayla Nunnally for their support during the application process.

Yazmín’s dissertation studies gender differences in political knowledge in the case of Mexico. Specifically, she explores how three gendered factors (incubator, structural, and agency effects) transform our understanding of why people seek political knowledge and their opportunities to access information. She applies this framework through fieldwork (surveys of high school students in two Mexican states) and an analysis of public opinion data from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

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