Fan Lu is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Political Science. She is interested in understanding political relations amongst Latino, Asian, Muslim and African Americans. “People of color” in the U.S. share similar experiences with racial discrimination and political mis/underrepresentation. Yet, each group has distinct racial and cultural identities that lend themselves to different political needs and aspirations. What motivates them to form political coalitions with one another? What instigates inter-group conflict? She answers these questions in her dissertation "Political coalitions and conflicts amongst racial minorities in the U.S.".