Tenure Track with Captain PhD

DC-based improv team Captain PhD reunites online to create an improvised comedy show based on an interview with a graduate student. This week's guest is Catherine Michaud-Leclerc.


Saturday September 26, 2020
8:30 PM
Free (donations appreciated)
This show will bring some joy to the world of academia as universities go online and freeze hiring, and grad students are isolated and anxious at their job prospects, while feeding our inner nerds and learning new things from first hand experts in the process of doing comedy! The show will start with a live interview of a student or recent grad, and will give the opportunity for the audience to submit questions. The team of comedians will then improvise a comedy show inspired from the interview, before bringing back the guest to wrap up the show and answer a final audience generated question.

Cast: Erick Acuña, Sarah Bucher, James Jelin, Tess Higgins, Béatrice Leydier, Cara Popecki, Alan Prunier, Morgan Smalley, Renan Snowden

This week’s guest is Catherine Michaud-Leclerc. Catherine is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Toronto. She recently moved to Washington, DC to work as a research Fellow at Georgetown University. Her research is in the economics of education and development economics. She conducted field work in Malawi to study the impact of student access to Wikipedia. Her recent work focuses on understanding public schools’ responses to private school competition. She co-organizes the virtual GEEZ seminars for graduate students in economics of education and co-leads the Women in Economics group at the University of Toronto. Outside of the PhD, she enjoys running, dancing ballet, drinking good coffee, and hiking.