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Announcing: The 2022-23 Civic Engagement Research Award Recipients

IPCE is pleased to announce the recipients of the Civic Engagement Research Fund Award for 2022-2023. Six UIC faculty members have been selected to receive funding for their work that furthers our understanding of civic engagement theory and facilitates engagement or provides tools that enhance the efforts of civic engagement in community change initiatives.

Each awardee will present their research at an IPCE Civic Engagement Lunch Talk event and submit a report for online publication on our website. Check back throughout the year for updates.


The 2022-2023 Civic Engagement Research Awardees:

Thea Crum, MUPP, Associate Director of Neighborhood Initiative, Great Cities Institute, Urban Planning and Public Affairs    

“Chicago participatory Budgeting next Generation Platform”

Alana Gunn, Ph.D., Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, Liberal Arts and Sciences

“Utilizing Social Advocacy Research to Explore the Effects of Policing on Community Health”

Allyson Holbrook, Ph.D, Department of Public Administration, Urban Planning and Public Affairs   

“Public Opinion Surveys and Democratic Process Among Young Adults: Attitudes, Beliefs, Knowledge, and Behavior”

P. Zitlali Morales, Ph.D., Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Coordinator of Literacy, Language, and Culture (LLC) PhD program, Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Curriculum & Instruction Education

“Amplifying Latinx Families' Language Education Rights: Luchando for Urban Dual Language Bilingual Education”

Robin Reames, Ph.D, Department of English, Liberal Arts and Science      

“Hannah Arendt on Rhetoric: Democracy Under the influence of Social Media”

Rebecca Woodard, Ph.D, Department of Curriculum & Instruction Education      

“Educators Writing to Change the World”


Stay tuned for the event dates and opportunities to engage with these IPCE awardees on their exciting research!