Barbara Risman UIC Area Interest group leader BIO

Barbara J Risman moved to Chicago 7 years ago to take a position as Professor and Head of the Sociology Department at UIC.  She fell in love with the University Commons buildings as soon as she saw them, bought a condo months before she moved here and has lived in the neighborhood ever since.    She loves walking to the office and biking everywhere else downtown, especially the lakefront and the great restaurants in Greek town, Little Italy, Pilsen and chinatown.   She is working with C4C to help create a dynamic partnership between the neighborhoods that surrond UIC and the university, to build a  real residential university community.