Evan McKenzie, PhD
Department Head and Professor
Building & Room:
1007 W. Harrison Street
Office Phone Voice:
Fields of interest:
Urban Politics; Public Law; American Politics
McKenzie, Evan. 2011. Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press
McKenzie, Evan. 1994. Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government. (Yale University Press, 1994). Winner of American Political Science Award for Best Book in Urban Politics.
McKenzie, Evan and Roos, Robert A., with Terry Ellison. 1982. The Kids Nobody Wants: Treating the Seriously Delinquent Youth. Reno, Nevada: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
McKenzie, Evan. 2012. “Urban Segregation and Enclaves,” in Karen Mossberger, Susan E. Clark, and Peter John (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 350-365.
1996-97, Faculty Fellowship, Great Cities Institute
1995, Best Book on Urban Politics Award, American Political Science Association
PhD University of Southern California, 1989
JD University of California at Los Angeles Law School, 1975
Former member of UIC Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Former member of Governing Council of Urban Politics Section, American Political Science Association.
Former Chair of Oak Park Township Youth Services committee.
Former Member of Board of directors of Oak Park Regional Housing Center.
Research Currently in Progress
Multiple-function special districts as substitutes for municipalities.
Privatization of public infrastructure.
Public policy and common interest housing.