2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, Braunstein followed participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable.
This summer, 12 undergraduate and graduate students from across the US and Puerto Rico participated a six-week workshop hosted by the Center for Ethnographic Research. They received mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods from Jocyl Sacramento and Josh Seim and numerous guest speakers.