Newkirk Community-based Research Initiative
The Community-based Research Initiative builds authentic research partnerships with diverse and uniquely situated community members, trains university and community-based researchers in participatory, emancipatory methods that lead to the development of relevant research questions and more inclusive knowledge production practices, and enables & understands the inclusion of communities that are often structurally impeded from accessing and participating in the production of technoscientific knowledge.
Our Values: Relationships + Process + Diversity + Justice + Inclusion + Transformation
Training and Professional Development
We train academics and practitioners in Community-based Research. Our year-long graduate student fellowship includes a 9-part workshop series in Research Justice.
Conducting Community-based Research
We design, implement, and evaluate Community Engagement Efforts, Community-based Research Projects, and Community Campus Partnerships.
Studying Community-based Research and Pedagogy
We study Community-Campus Partnerships and Community-based Research and Pedagogy.
Definition of Community-based Research
We define community based research as a process of inquiry and knowledge production that promotes collaboration, challenges historical and on-going structural inequalities, disrupts extractive research practices, attends to relationships, centers those most impacted by social and environmental problems, and draws on anti-oppressive theories, methods, and movements to encode justice into knowledge production.