LAS Distinguished Sociology Professor Barbara Risman on Political Candidates’ Use of Research in Campaigns

The Fulcrum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization focused on American democracy, published a co-authored op-ed from Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, about political candidates’ use of research and evidence in campaigns and policymaking, with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as an example of someone who accepted information from academics to inform her policy proposals.