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How we engage the scholarship on citizenship in our modern world

Taken as a whole, our research revolves around the concept of citizenship broadly conceived as an expression of participation in civic life and culture derived from membership in collectivities. Our interests speak to the local and global conditions under which communities engage with challenges posed by a complex and rapidly changing world. The following projects are a sampling of our recent or current research that also engages with the communities in which we live and work:

- “Dunedin 2040: Planning our Future Together” builds new forms of engagement by incorporating residents in the research and planning processes.

- The “Undocumented Young Adults Project” builds partnerships between local communities and national and international organizations

- The NSF “PATHTECH” project has helped local high schools recruit under-represented groups into STEM fields.

- The NSF project, “Community Resources and Disaster Resilience in Florida Mobile Home Parks” studied aspects of disaster vulnerability and resilience, and the influence of community level factors among families living in mobile home parks in the Tampa Bay Region.