Toula Wellbrook | School of Public Affairs
Mar 28, 2022
PhD students Julia Cummings (pictured left) and Stephanie Puello were awarded National Civic League Pforzheimer Fellowship Mini-Grants
. The program—named for Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr., who served on the board of the National Civic League for many years and was a banker, civic leader, and philanthropist in New York City—assists students in conducting research on public affairs. Julia’s fellowship will support her test experiment to gain insights from young, prospective voters in urban precincts with high percentages of nonvoters, around their intention to vote after viewing political communications with varying attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This work is being completed for PUAD 8070 - Quantitative Methods II, taught by Dr. Geoff Propheter. Stephanie’s fellowship will support her dissertation research concerning the re-enfranchisement of citizens with felonies. She is researching the effectiveness of voter restoration policies and the extent to which they convey messages about social and civic standing and deservingness to returning citizens.
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