Aliyah Mcilwain

Aliyah  Mcilwain
  • PhD Student
  • University Enrichment Fellow
  • Department of Political Science


Aliyah McIlwain, native to Southfield, Michigan, joined the Political Science Doctoral Program in the fall of 2018 as a University Enrichment Fellow. Before joining the department Aliyah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lincoln University receiving a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. Aliyah’s research interests involve studying educational disparities and inequalities using education policy documents and text-as-data. Her research interests are at the intersection of public policy and data science.