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Just Research in Contentious Times: Widening the Methodological Imagination By Michelle Fine

In this intensely powerful and personal new text, Michelle Fine widens the methodological imagination for students, educators, scholars, and researchers interested in crafting research with communities. Fine shares her struggles over the course of 30 years to translate research into policy and practice that can enhance the human condition and create a more just world.

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Assistant Professor of Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Studies Program, Trinity College

The Urban Studies Program (URST) at Trinity College announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level focused on Sustainable Urban Development, with a comparative global perspective. We particularly encourage applications from candidates with some range of the following preferred qualifications and expertise: sustainable urban development and environmental policy, international comparative urban environmental policy, urban environmental health and policy, sustainable urban design, sustainable urban transportation and infrastructure, global climate change’s impacts in urban development, urban sustainability and environmental justice, or intersections between social and environmental movements and urban sustainability dynamics. Interests in urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial statistics and data visualization applications to sustainable urban development will be considered, but are not required. The geographical regions of specialization are open, although primary research in regions other than North America is preferred; an international and comparative perspective on sustainable urban development and environmental policy is imperative.

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The Fight For America’s Schools: Grassroots Organizing in Education, edited by Barbara Ferman

In The Fight for America’s Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse

group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions,

and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing

on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can

forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.

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URBAN Education Node: Human Rights Webinar in Education Coalition-Building

URBAN Education Node Human Rights Webinar (Wed, May 24, 12pm-1:15pm Mountain Standard time): The purpose of the webinar is to facilitate coalition building that helps educators understand how to partner with human rights organizations and use human rights frameworks to support cities, schools and communities in addressing human rights violations.
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URBAN Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)

The URBAN Network invites you for its first Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)

When: February 3, 1:00 PM (MST)

Who: Ana Antunes, University of Utah

Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University

Ben Kirschner, University of Colorado

Chereta Madison, University of Colorado

Maria Torre, City University of New York

What: The Webinar will focus on defining CPAR and answering practical questions about utilizing the methodology.

This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/UahjZF4FBAHccjIS2