"Building Research Partnerships in the San Joaquin Valley: Community-Engaged Research and Graduate Mentorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities" is designed to foster humanities research by community organizations in collaboration with university scholars, and to develop new models for graduate education and mentorship. By bringing academic and non-academic researchers together around questions of shared interest in the public sphere, our project illustrates how humanities research beyond the academy can affect the local, regional, and national dialogues on key issues.
A supplemental grant allowed 5 graduate students to continue their projects into a second year, benefitting both the students and the community partners.
Research Projects from Year 1
Research Projects from Year 2