Stefanie Chambers is Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Her research and teaching focus on migration, urban politics, education policy, and racial & ethnic politics, gender & politics and environmental justice. Her books include Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations (Temple University Press 2017), and the co-edited volume, The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations: Transatlantic Perspectives (Temple University Press 2017), and Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education (Temple University Press 2006). She is also the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Chambers is currently working on a documentary film, Dreaming in Somali: New Americans in the Twin Cities, based on her book Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations. She received her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University.
In this session, researchers and practitioners share practical steps and lessons learned for planning and carrying out research studies that meaningfully involve community members in the work.