Congratulations to graduate students Francy Luna Diaz and Zoe Walker for receiving the Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Awards!

The Student-Faculty Diversity Pipeline Awards are intended to recruit faculty-student “pairs” interested in becoming AAPOR colleagues. The award targets members of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups, interested in the study of public opinion and survey research methodology.

Francy Luna Diaz is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan. Francy earned her B.A. in Political Science and Law from the University of Arizona in 2019 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship supports Francy’s research. Her interests center on American Politics, public opinion and behavior, political psychology, social media, misinformation and disinformation, and Latino politics. Francy Luna Diaz’s dissertation examines how misinformation spread through social media influences the political behavior of Latinos in the U.S.

Zoe Walker is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan and a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. She is broadly interested in Black politics, inequality, racial attitudes, and political behavior. Her dissertation project considers how beliefs about economic opportunity influence perceptions of racial inequality and support for racially redistributive policies among Black Americans. It is supported by the Russell Sage Foundation Dissertation Research Grant.