Thomas K. Ogorzalek
Northwestern Political Science

Welcome. I am an Assistant Professor in political science and urban studies at Northwestern University. My research is situated at the intersection of urban politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, and american political development.

At Northwestern, I am affiliated with the Department of Political Science, the Program of Urban Studies, and with the Institute for Policy Research, where I am a faculty associate.

CHICAGO DEMOCRACY PROJECT: With my colleague Jaime Dominguez, I am the co-director of the Chicago Democracy Project, a research center for engaged scholarship in Chicagoland. If you are interested in joining as a strategic partner organization, please email me at the contact at left.

CITY NEIGHBORHOOD STUDY: I am a co-investigator on the City Neighborhood Study. If you received a letter in the mail to take the survey, please follow this link to take it. Para cumplir la version en espanol, por favor haga click aqui. Please do not take the survey if you did not receive a letter in the mail.

I am originally from Chicago(land), and also have fond memories of my time spent living in South Bend (Go Irish!); London (To Dare Is To Do!), Pascagoula (Go Eagles!), Washington, DC (Go NAHRO!), Syracuse (Go Orange!), and Brooklyn (Go to brunch!). I studied at the University of Notre Dame (BA), the New School for Social Research (MA), and Columbia University (PhD). I try to play soccer when I can.