My current research interests are centered on using oral history methodology to understand issues of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism in higher education.
Cities for People, Not for Profit: Gentrification & Housing Activism in Bushwick
Begun in 2014, this project traces the ongoing gentrification and fight for affordable housing in Bushwick, Brooklyn by collecting narratives from artists, activists, and community residents. The end product is an online archive of life histories by those who are being directly affected by gentrification and struggling for fair housing.
Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) Oral History Project
The WRI Oral History Project documents the history of the Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI), a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization located at Hunter College. The aim is to examine, via these oral history interviews, social movement activity at the level of a grassroots organization as exemplified by the WRI, which was developed to aid student welfare recipients to become agents of social change and actively involve them with policymaking.
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