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The Public Science Project, CUNY

New York, United States
Joined April 2021

The Public Science Project collaborates with communities to design critical participatory action research to support self-determination, build equitable policy and create structural justice.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights


People Associated With This Organization

María Elena Torre

United States  
The Public Science Project, CUNY
Joined April 2021
María Elena Torre, PhD, is the founding director of The Public Science Project at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where she is on the faculties of Critical Social Psychology and Urban Education. A queer mama of a very cool 12 year old, she has been engaged in critical participatory action research nationally and internationally with communities in neighborhoods, schools, prisons, and community-based organizations for over 20 years. Author with Michelle Fine of the forthcoming APA volume, The Essentials of Critical Participatory Action Research, María has written extensively about how decolonizing methodologies, radical inclusion, and a praxis of solidarity can inform a participatory public science that supports movements for justice. With the Public Science Project, María leads annual summer CPAR Institutes that bring graduate students, faculty and community workers together, to learn alongside each other, about the history, theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research. She also facilitates CPAR with government agencies as a way to integrate meaningful community participation and leadership, and spark transitions from providing services to supporting community self-determination.
María Elena Torre is the network champion (main point of contact) for The Public Science Project, CUNY.

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