Amber Wichowsky

Amber Wichowsky bioAssociate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Marquette Democracy Lab. 

Professor Wichowsky's research explores the intersections between politics and inequality, including class biases in turnout, how economic hardships impact voting participation, and the effects of residential segregation on political engagement. 



Kevin Reddy

Kevin ReddyKevin Reddy is currently pursuing a master's degree in political science. Kevin earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education and history in 2016 from Marquette University. His main research interests include public policy work with an emphasis on housing access and the welfare state.


Michael Schmitz

Michael SchmitzMichael Schmitz is currently pursuing a master's degree in political science with an emphasis in American politics. Michael earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Kansas in 2018. His main research interests include economic inequality, urban politics, labor unions, and working-class political movements and policies.


Shir Bloch

Shir BlochShir is a second-year student at Marquette University majoring in Political Science and Applied Mathematical Economics. She is part of the MU4Gold undergraduate research program at Marquette, mentored by Dr. Wichowsky. Her other passions include the Classics and philosophy, in which she hopes to minor during her undergraduate years and which she believes will help prepare her for graduate school and beyond.



Jacqueline Dixon

Jacque DixonJacqueline is a sophomore studying Political Science and Philosophy. Jacque is part of Marquette Law's Pre-Law Scholars, Marquette's Mock Trial Team, intramural volleyball, Campus Ministry, and Special Olympics of Wisconsin. She is a research assistant currently working with faculty in Political Science, Computer Science and Education to study citizen activism around water quality in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.