Government Major Ezekiel Vergara named 2021-2022 APSA Diversity Fellow

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that Ezekiel Vergara, a senior at Dartmouth College, has been named as a 2021-2022 APSA Diversity Fellowship Program (DFP) Fellow.

Ezekiel Vergara is a rising senior majoring in government and philosophy at Dartmouth College. Vergara specializes in political theory, Cuban politics, and the ethics of warfare. Currently, Vergara is writing his honors thesis which examines the ethics of political revolutions. Vergara has also conducted research as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Associate Fellow, a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, and a Moore Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program Scholar.

In 2019, Vergara was awarded the Phillips Family Award in Ethics for his writing on the ethics of punishment. He has also presented his work at Princeton University, Yale University, and the American Political Science Association's Annual Meeting. Vergara has public policy experience—having worked for local commissioners in Miami and former-Congressman Carlos Curbelo—and has been published in Inquiries Journal. Vergara intends to earn his doctorate in government.

The DFP, formerly the Minority Fellowship Program, was established in 1969 to increase the number of under-represented scholars in the political science discipline. Since 1969, the APSA Diversity Fellowship Program has designated more than 500 Fellows, both funded and unfunded, and contributed to the completion of doctoral political science programs for over 100 individuals. Fall fellows are college or university seniors, graduates, or Master's students who plan on applying to a PhD program in political science. Spring fellows are first and second year PhD students in political science. APSA Diversity Fellows are very active in the discipline as faculty members, researchers, and mentors. Visit to learn more about the APSA DFP program and recent fellows.