Lizzie Martin Named 2020-21 APSA Public Scholarship Fellow

The program introduces graduate students to presenting academic scholarship to the public.

By Ashton Yount

The American Political Science Association (APSA) announced last month that doctoral student Lizzie Martin is among its 2020-21 cohort of Public Scholarship Fellows.

The APSA Public Scholarship Program introduces political science graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of presenting academic scholarship to the public. Fellows write public-facing summaries of political science research, which involves communicating with journal editors and authors, and produce previews and recaps of Annual Meeting events.

Lizzie Martin
Lizzie Martin

“As a Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative fellow, I spent two years at the U.S. Department of State,” says Martin. “One of my fellowship rotations involved building relationships with academics conducting research relevant to a State Department bureau’s work. This showed me how valuable it is for scholars to contribute to conversations about creative, evidence-based work outside academia. The Public Scholarship Fellowship is exciting to me as a way to learn more about amplifying findings in political science and their practical implications in constructive ways.”

Martin is a joint Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on public opinion and foreign policy. Prior to beginning her studies at Penn, Martin received a master’s degree in public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Princeton University.

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