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AcademicsDepartments

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 &amp Community Studies Faculty and Staff

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    Melissa BublitzLiz Kramer Professor of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies, Consumer Science

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    Matthew CalvertProfessor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Mary Beth CollinsExecutive Director of the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies

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    Lori DiPrete BrownDistinguished Teaching Faculty, Civil Society & Community Studies | Director of Global Health and Human Ecology

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    Ben FisherAssociate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Carolee Dodge FrancisEcology of Human Well-Being (EcoWell) Professor | Department Chair and Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Jennifer GaddisAssociate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies | Jane Rafferty Thiele Faculty Fellow-Graduate Teaching

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    Cynthia JasperVaughan Bascom Professor of Women and Philanthropy | Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Kasey KeelerAssistant Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Michael MaguireTeaching Faculty, Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Carolina S. SarmientoAssociate Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies

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    Zoua M. VangMeta Schroeder Beckner Outreach Professor | Professor of Civil Society & Community Studies