Meet Our Fellows

Congressional PlacementRep. Marilyn Strickland

Fellowship Presented By

Cameryn Blackmore

Social Justice Fellow

Dr. Cameryn Blackmore is a scholar and practitioner from Baton Rouge, Louisiana dedicated to invoking change within the policymaking arena. Her broad research interests provide an intersection between Public Policy and American Politics, specifically as these fields impact racial and ethnic citizen groups. As a former public administrator for the state of Louisiana, her professional experiences guide her inquiry into providing creative and equitable solutions to both bureaucratic and political institutions to increase responsiveness to marginalized groups in the United States.

Her community involvement through multiple service projects motivated her to advocate for social justice within the political process as a researcher. In addition to her work within the political science field, Dr. Blackmore has published research studying the impact of community engagement scholarship on marginalized student groups in the Black Belt of Alabama through the Office of Community Affairs at The University of Alabama. These opportunities and experiences have shaped Dr. Blackmore as a citizen dedicated to activism and empowering the Black community, as well as a scholar committed to her scholarship reaching beyond the ivory tower.

Dr. Blackmore completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Alabama. Prior to her doctoral studies, she obtained her Master of Public Administration from Southern University in Baton Rouge. She also received her Bachelors in Political Science from Southeastern Louisiana University.

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