Maddy Fox is a doctoral candidate in Social-Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center. Her research interests are in participatory research on youth experiences of every day criminalization, dignity and in research methodologies for provoking political solidarity. Maddy is the director of the Polling Justice Project, a participatory action research project on youth experiences at the intersections of education, criminal justice and public health in New York City. Launched in January 2008, the goal of this project is to carry out youth-generated research that informs demands for policy reform, especially in the areas of education, health and juvenile justice policy. Maddy and co-researchers practiced embodied methodologies to analyze and disseminate the findings from their research. Polling for Justice is a collaboration between the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown
University, the Urban Youth Collaborative, the Graduate Center at CUNY, Hunter College, and various youth-led and advocacy organizations in New York City. See Polling for Justice for more details, including a DVD of their work. Maddy co-edited the volume Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims with Rickie Solinger and Kayhan Irani.
For a more complete list of Maddy’s projects and publications, see her CV.