Dr. Amber Wichowsky, associate professor of Political Science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the 2019-20 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner.
The Sabbatical Review Committee nominates the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner, who receives his or her full salary, plus two additional months of summer pay and $10,000 to fund travel and expenses related to research conducted during the year-long sabbatical.
Wichowsky’s research focuses largely on political inequality. In 2015, she founded the Democracy Lab through a Marquette Strategic Innovation Fund grant. Since that time, the Democracy Lab has worked with the Near West Side Partners to evaluate the impacts of their community outreach efforts. Receiving the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award will allow Wichowsky her the to scale up the Democracy Lab.