Date(s) - November 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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**Virtual Event – RSVP and submit questions below through Google Forms.
The Zoom link will be emailed to attendees**
With the academic job market becoming so competitive that many talented researchers have to look for research careers elsewhere, current graduate students might be wondering what are the opportunities available for those with doctorates in political science. Our international panel of political science PhDs doing research work in variety of fields will aim to answer some of these questions for those contemplating careers outside of academia.
Natalie Jackson – Natalie is the Director of Research at PRRI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to conducting independent research at the intersection of religion, culture, and public policy. She has held senior and management positions in media, academic, and nonprofit organizations. Natalie received her PhD in political science from the University of Oklahoma and was a postdoctoral associate at the Duke University Initiative on Survey Methodology.
Shom Mazumder – Shom is a social scientist in the tech industry, writer, and fellow at Data for Progress. He received my Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University where he was a Stone Scholar in Inequality and Wealth. His writings appear in peer-reviewed academic journals such as the American Journal of Political Science as well as outlets such as The Economist, Washington Post, Jacobin, and FiveThirtyEight where is a contributor.
Stan Oklobdzija – Stan is the Research Director for California YIMBY, an education and advocacy organization dedicated to ending California’s housing crisis. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Claremont McKenna College where his research centered on using computational social science tools to answer questions about campaign finance and election law in the United States. He received his PhD in Political Science from UC San Diego in 2019 and his work has been published in Electoral Studies, Research & Politics, State Politics & Policy Quarterly and Socius.
Charles Breton – Charles is the Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation at the IRPP (one of the oldest think tanks in Canada). Prior to that he was the Director of Research at Vox Pop Labs, a public opinion startup. He has a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, and he also held a SSHRC postdoc position at Vanderbilt University.
Moderated by CSU Political Science Assistant Professor, Dominik Stecula