Evan McKenzie, PhD
Department Head and Professor (On sabbatical for Spring 2023)
Building & Room:
1007 W. Harrison Street
Fields of interest:
Urban Politics; Public Law; American Politics
Dennis Judd, Evan McKenzie, and Alba Alexander (eds.) 2021. Private Metropolis: The Eclipse of Local Democratic Governance. University of Minnesota Press
McKenzie, Evan. 2021. “Chicago’s ‘Deconversion’ Waves and the Fragility of Condominium Associations,” in Randy Lippert (ed.), Condominium Governance and Law: Global Urban Perspectives. London: Routledge.
McKenzie, Evan. 2019. “Private Covenants, Public Laws, and the Financial Future of Residential Private Governments.” The UIC John Marshall Law Review 52:3, 715-739. Spring.
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.
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.
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.