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Monique Newton


Monique Newton (she/her) is a 4th-year Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Northwestern. Her research interests lie at the intersection of urban politics, race and ethnic politics, political behavior, and political psychology. She studies Black political behavior in urban settings in the United States. A mixed-method scholar, Monique employs ethnographic, interview, survey, and experimental methods to examine local Black political behavior. Through her research, she examines the effect of police behavior, and the impact traumatic events have on local Black political participation in cities throughout the United States. Before attending Northwestern, she was a Pittsburgh Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and a recent graduate of Oberlin College. A Sacramento, California native now turned Chicagoan, she enjoys riding her bike along the lakefront trail and cheering for both of Chicago’s professional basketball teams in her spare time.