Student Highlights

Nawojka Lesinski

Student Highlight: Nawojka Lesinski

Nawojka Lesinski is wearing many hats!  She recently presented her dissertation defense titled, “When Cities Matter: Comparing the Global LBGTQ Movement in Warsaw, Poland and Buenos Aires, Argentina” before her committee in the Department of Polit...

Allyson Nolde

Student Highlight: Allyson Nolde

Allyson Nolde restates the issues, for the candidate panel, at the 2016 National Student Issues Convention at UIC.  Photo credit-Elizabeth Monge. Allyson is a graduating senior at UIC pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a...

Anthony R. DiMaggio

Political Science Alumni Highlight: Anthony DiMaggio

Anthony (Tony) DiMaggio begins his new career in a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at Lehigh University, this fall.  His new book, Selling War, Selling Hope:  Presidential Rhetoric, the News Media, and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 9/11...

Christopher Kooy

Student Highlight: Christopher Kooy

A sophomore majoring in both Spanish and Political Science, Christopher Kooy hails from the small town of Dixon, Illinois—hometown of President Ronald Reagan.

Amy Schoenecker

Student Highlight: Amy Schoenecker

Amy is a graduate student in UIC’s Department of Political Science.  Her dissertation entitledGoverning the ungovernable? Street vending in Chicago and Mumbai recently won her, the American Political Science Association’s Norton Long Young Scholar...

Alberto Barraza

Student Highlight: Alberto Barraza

Alberto A. Barraza, will be a UIC graduating senior on Mother’s Day weekend, May 2016.  Even before his high school graduation, he had his sights set on attending UIC for college.  Alberto admits that due to some setbacks, he was not very focused...

Scott Braam

Student Highlight: Scott Braam

He earned his BA in Fall of 2011, his Master’s degree in 2014, and he is now studying for doctoral preliminary exams scheduled for Fall 2016.  He will ultimately become a UIC trifecta alum!

Ifunanya Anikamadu

Student Highlight: Ifunanya Anikamadu

Ifunanya says, “Education extends from the classroom to the environment around you.  UIC challenges me to escape my comfort zone and learn from all of the diverse perspectives that I am exposed to on campus and the city around me.”  A junior, she...

Jayme Massion

Student Highlight: Jayme Massion

Jayme is a graduating senior, majoring in Political Science and Economics. She grew up in Carpentersville, Illinois, and attended Elgin Community College completing an Associate of Arts degree, before transferring to UIC.

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