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Thomas Ogorzalek

Assistant Professor

B.A.: University of Notre Dame, 2001; M.A.: The New School for Social Research, 2007; Ph.D.: Columbia University, 2013
Curriculum Vitae


Research Interest(s): American Politics, Urban Politics, Politics of Race and Ethnicity, American Political Development

Program Area(s): American Politics

Regional Specialization(s): United States

Subfield Specialties: American Political Development; Comparative Historical Analysis; Political Parties; Race, Ethnicity and Politics


Professor Ogorzalek's research is situated at the intersection of urban politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, and American political development.

At Northwestern, he is affiliated with the Department of Political Science, and with the Institute for Policy Research, where he is a faculty associate. 

Courses taught

  • Poli Sci 221: Urban Politics
  • Poli Sci 310: Methods of Political Inference
  • Poli Sci 321: Community Political Processes
  • Poli Sci 395: Race, Space, and Place in Democratic Politics
  • Poli Sci 490: Special Topics in Urban Politics (Graduate Seminar)
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