Margaret Brower is a PhD political science student at the University of Chicago, where she is also an Urban Fellow. Her research interests include race and politics, youth political engagement, collective action, urban issues and policy feedback theory.

Prior to enrolling in this program, she worked for the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) and the Institute for Higher Education and Democracy (IDHE) at Tufts University. In this role, she managed the National Study for Learning Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) and later lead qualitative research projects to study college student political learning and engagement.

She holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Education from Colgate University.