Leann Mclaren is a PhD student at Duke University where she studies behavior and identities, as well as race and ethnic politics. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient (NSF-GRFP) and an American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellowship Program recipient. Leann is interested in the how the intragroup dynamics between African Americans and Black immigrants affect ideas of political representation, as well as the complexities of Black Linked Fate compounded by self interest and socioeconomics. Leann holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and was an APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar. She's also active with the Merze Tate Society at Duke, and is the current co-president of the Women in Political Science (WIPS) working group.