About Us

Amber Wichowsky

Amber Wichowsky bio

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Political Science

Prof. Wichowsky is the co-author of the award-winning book, The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination. Her research and teaching expertise include American politics, political behavior and psychology, public policy, and civic engagement. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University’s Center for the Study of American Politics.  




Jobey Clarke

Program Associate

Having been with Marquette's International Affairs Program these past five years, Jobey Clarke now adds a second role as the Program Associate for Civic Dialogues.  Bringing logistical support, marketing and an alumni network to the table, she is eager to see Marquette students dive into the nuance of issues, find common ground and reestablish the standard for both civic and civil dialogue missing in politics today.  Jobey holds a master's in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor's in International Affairs.



Lea Peters

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lea Peters is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Writing-Intensive English and Family Studies at Marquette University, planning to graduate in May 2024. She currently works as an undergraduate research assistant for the Marquette Civic Dialogues Program. Lea also participates as an undergraduate research assistant in the Mental Health Services psychology research lab on campus.




Jasleen Kaur

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jasleen Kaur is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminology and Law Studies. As a member of the Pre-Law Scholars Program, she plans on graduating in 2026. Jasleen is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant for the Marquette Civic Dialogues Program and volunteers with the Marquette Law School’s Pro-Bono Legal Clinic. She is continually engaged in the Marquette community through her roles as Public Relations representative for Marquette University Bhangra Academy’s dance team and Chair of Marquette’s College Democrats. 



Alyssa Maves

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

Alyssa Maves is currently pursuing a major in Political Science as well as a minor in Spanish at Marquette University with plans to graduate in 2027. She is a part of the Pre-Law Scholars Program and Marquette Mentors; she also spends time volunteering with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic. Alyssa recently began as an undergraduate research assistant for the Marquette Civic Dialogue program and is eager to enhance civic engagement on campus.




Civic Dialogues is supported by an Advisory Council of donors to the program, including Scott Kilrea; CM CARES, the Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation; the Ansay family, John C. Miller and others who have committed to help Marquette University be a leader in this area.

Living Our Mission

"Jesuit education is an invitation to venture into those cracks of questions, issues and situations that shape and define life at its most basic and concrete manifestation, locally and globally."

– Rev. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J., President of Jesuit Superiors of Africa and Madagascar, Marquette University, February 11, 2019