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Julia Azari

JULIA AZARI (‘02) started college hoping to be a journalist, and she selected political science because she hoped to do political journalism.  As she studied political science, she fell in love with the field.  She really enjoyed her classes with Professors Leff and Gaines, and one of her TAs suggested she might enter academia. She earned a doctorate at Yale University, and now is a professor at Marquette University. Along the way, Professor Azari has re-captured her interest in political journalism, writing for the popular websites such as Fivethirtyeight, Mischiefs of Faction, the Monkey Cage, and Vox. Through this work, she makes political science more accessible to the general public and helps further citizens’ understanding of politics.

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