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PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Northwestern University

Maya Novak-Herzog

I am a Ph.D. candidate 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. Additionally, I am conducting research on the political behavior of lesbian women.

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 for five undergraduates as we learn about Evanston and its social, economic, and political history.

Since 2020, I have served as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Institute for Policy Research. For the academic year of 2020-21, I served 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.

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.