Thomas K. Ogorzalek
Northwestern Political Science

My parents were both teachers, so education is more or less the family business. At Northwestern, my courses in political science are closely engaged with contemporary political questions central to the study of race, urban politics, American political development, social science methodology, and civic engagement. It's been my good fortune to work closely with mentors who embody the ideal of the scholar-teacher, and to have outstanding students here at Northwestern. I have also worked as a high school teacher, an experience that left a lasting impression on me and on my teaching style, but it's nice not to grade homework every day.

This year, I am teaching:

Political Science 398: Senior Honors Thesis Seminar

Political Science 395:Race, Place, and Space in Democratic Politics (Undergraduate Research Seminar)

Chicago Field Studies 495: Civic Engagement and Graduate Education