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Department of Civil Society & Community Studies

Areas of Specialization

Food systems and sovereignty

  • Community food systems
  • Indigenous and global food sovereignty
  • Food security and assistance programs

Indigenous communities

  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Indigenous language and culture

Research methodologies

  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Community-based research
  • Program, systems, and transformative evaluation

Environment and land

  • Gentrification and urban development
  • Climate and environmental justice
  • Housing and land access

Civic engagement and nonprofit studies

  • Civic health and civic engagement
  • Local and global nonprofit and community organizations and practices
  • Philanthropy and community-based fundraising
  • Strategic nonprofit communications
  • Youth civic engagement

Social, behavioral, and public health

  • Community-based public health of Native American populations
  • Indigenous-centered health evaluation methodologies
  • Rights-based approaches to health and wellbeing of vulnerable women and children globally
  • Global health education and service-learning programs
  • Global and community-based participatory research

Community organizing and activism

  • Labor and economic justice
  • Immigrant rights
  • Cooperatives and alternative economies
  • Criminal justice system and reform

Civil Society & Community Studies Faculty