Political Science Education and the Profession

Concerns for First-Gen Political Science Graduate Students

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on identifying the challenges faced by first-generation (first-gen) political science graduate students. We stress that while not all first-gen experiences are identical, we can highlight solutions for first-gen political science graduate students by calling to mind assets-based approaches that deviate from the existing focus on deficiencies. This manuscript is part of Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond, a forthcoming volume for those interested in pursuing graduate education in political science (Fall 2022 publication).

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