Dr. Amber Wichowsky

Amber Wichowsky 2021-05Dr. Amber Wichowsky is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the director of Marquette’s Civic Dialogues program. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. She previously worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. Wichowsky has been a faculty member since 2011 and is currently vice chair of the University Academic Senate.

Wichowsky’s scholarship and teaching focus on American politics, including civic engagement, political behavior, public policy and research methods. She is the co-author of an award-winning book, The Economic Other: Inequality in the American Political Imagination, and is currently working with colleagues in education, biological sciences and law to study the effectiveness of collaborative efforts to address groundwater pollution in Wisconsin. She has just begun another interdisciplinary project with colleagues in the colleges of Business Administration and Communication and the Law School to study local leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. With undergraduate students in the Marquette Democracy Lab, she has partnered with schools and nonprofits to identify opportunities to strengthen civic life in our communities. Wichowsky has been an occasional source for media coverage of U.S. elections, including in stories for CNN, Fox News, NPR and several local news outlets. Her commentary and public scholarship on American politics have also appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post.