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Preparing for Interviews & Campus Visits

When: Thursday, June 1, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, 212, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Graduate Students

Contact: Ariel Sowers   (847) 491-7454

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic


Should you order drinks and desserts during a campus visit dinner? What should you mention and what not during interviews and one-on-ones? What is a teaching demo and how to prepare for it? 

Please join us and learn about experiences of PhD candidates who went on the job market this year:

Warren Snead is a PhD candidate in the Northwestern University Department of Political Science. His dissertation examines how the U.S. Supreme Court affects policy development using historical analysis in four policy domains: industrial relations, civil rights, environmental regulation, and social welfare. His research is supported by an APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. Warren has also written on how the emergence of a reliably conservative Supreme Court influences Republican Party strategy and how interest group position-taking constrains the influence of party leaders in the U.S Congress. 

Nathalia Justo is a PhD Candidate in political science at Northwestern University, with a primary emphasis on International Relations and a secondary emphasis on Political Theory. With her current interdisciplinary research project, Justo will contribute to ongoing debates on the shortcomings of current legal categories of protection for non-citizens by exploring to which extent they owe their potentialities and limits to notions of deservingness that sideline broader articulations of political responsibility. She takes an ethnographic approach to the processes of construction of the categories of the stateless, refugee, and temporary protected status (TPS) through UN archival work and fieldwork with communities of rights claimants.  

Kumar Ramanathan is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in political science at Northwestern University and a GenForward Research Fellow at the University of Chicago. Ramanthan's research explores how the politics of law and public policy shape social inequalities in the United States, with a focus on racial inequality, civil rights, and social welfare policy. His research interests include race and ethnic politics; American political development; law and public policy; comparative historical analysis; urban politics; Asian American politics.

Owen Brown is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Northwestern University, and incoming Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Scripps College. Brown's work is located at the intersection of international relations and political theory, and focuses on the interconnections between race, colonialism, and international politics. His dissertation, “Ordering Through Race/Racialising Through Order: Race and the Production of International Order,” examines the mutual constitution of race and international order across the domains of international law, security, and political economy. Both his research and teaching are motivated by the importance of approaching the social and political world from a perspective of critical reflexivity in order to better understand the structures and practices that shape and limit political thought and action, and our place in relation to them.

Robin Bayes is a newly-minted Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University, and a research consultant at the Climate Advocacy Lab. Beginning in Fall 2023, Bayes will be joining the Department of Political Science & Economics at Rowan University as Assistant Professor of Sustainability. Her research applies paradigms from political psychology to study public beliefs and attitudes about science, climate change, and the environment in the United States. Her teaching interests and experience include environmental politics, American politics, quantitative research methods, and experiment and survey design.

Salih Noor is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, and an NSF-APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant as well as Harry Frank Guggenheim (HFG) Emerging Scholar fellow. Noor studies comparative politics, institutions, and development, with a particular focus on political change, settler colonialism, and postcolonial development in Africa in general and southern Africa in particular. His dissertation analyzes the historical origins of sharply contrasting legacies of liberation struggles in five Southern African countries (i.e., Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe) with shared historical antecedents of prolonged settler colonialism followed by violent anti-colonial revolutions in which revolutionary national liberation movements (NLMs) sought to radically transform racist, settler-dominated state and social structures in efforts to build inclusive, equitable, and democratic multiracial nations.

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