Who We Are

The Chicago Democracy Project at Northwestern University Political Science is made up of faculty and students with a passion for big-city politics, urban affairs, and all that goes into it.

Jaime Dominguez is the founder and Co-Director CDP and Senior Lecturer in Political Science.  The originator of the CDP, co-director of the remix, he is also affiliated with the American Politics Workshop and the Latino/a Studies Program at NU. He also directs the WCAS Posner Undergraduate Research Program.

Thomas Ogorzalek is Co-Director of the CDP, Assistant Professor in Political Science and Urban Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He is an avid student of all things related to the well-being of big cities and their residents, and his research focuses on urban politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, and the history of American politics.

Quinn Mulroy is Assistant Professor in Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP). She is an expert on social policy implementation and the politics of regulation. A Chicago native, she is also interested in the politics of Chicago education.

Cory Colbert is webmaster and a research assistant at the CDP and a senior studying Political Science and Computer Science. He is originally from Chicagoland.

Alonzo Diaz is a Farrell Fellow and research assistant at the CDP and a senior studying Economics and Political Science. Born and raised in Chicago, he is always seeking to learn more about the nuances of local politics.

Greg Leung is a research assistant at the CDP and a senior studying Computer Science.

Ben Weinberg is a junior Political Science major at Northwestern University. In addition to politics, Ben is working toward a minor in Film & Media Studies and a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism. Ben is from Dallas, Texas.