PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University

Maya Novak-Herzog

I am a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in political science and the Gender and Sexuality Cluster Fellow at Northwestern University. I study consent legislation and sexual behavior under the purview of American Politics. My current research project looks at how Title IX has come to handle all aspects of sexual violence on college campuses. My research has been published in the American Political Science Association’s, Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond.

My creative writing can be found here.

Placements and Fellowships

I am a Graduate Fellow with the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life. Since 2021, I have served as a fellow to five undergraduates as we learn about Evanston and its social and political history. My students will work with Connections for the Homeless for their capstone project.

Since 2020, I have served as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Institute for Policy Research, and previously acted as the Research Pool Manager at PSRL.

I work as a mentor at Lumiere Education. Since 2020, I have mentored 10 high school students on projects in gender studies ranging from gender inequity in education to reproductive justice. My student’s publications are available here and here.

Since 2019, I have been the Gender and Sexuality Cluster Fellow at Northwestern University and have completed the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.