Jaime Sánchez, Jr. Wins Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
Jaime Sánchez, Jr. is a second-year Ph.D. student working on United States politics and race in the twentieth century. Before coming to Princeton, Sánchez was a policy researcher for the Service Employees International Union in Washington, DC. He was the first in his family to attend college and received his B.A. in History as well as Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Chicago. Through the Ford Fellowship, Sánchez hopes to become an advocate in the academy for first-generation students and students of color.
Sánchez's research agenda includes projects on the Democratic Party, Latino politics, and electoral reform. His tentative dissertation topic is an institutional history of the Democratic National Committee with particular emphasis on its strategic appeals to women, people of color, unions, and youth from Roosevelt to Reagan.
Sánchez received one of approximately 70 predoctoral fellowships awarded this year. These three-year fellowships include an annual stipend of $24,000, mentoring, access to other networking resources, and attendance at the annual Conference of Ford Fellows.