The Critical PAR Institutes

The 2017 SUMMER INSTITUTE ON CRITICAL PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH

The annual week-long Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (CPAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.

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Where        The CUNY Graduate Center, NYC

When         May 30th – June 3rd, 2017

Directors   María Elena Torre, Michelle Fine & Madeline Fox

 

Apply here for the 2017 Annual Critical Participatory Action Research Summer Institute 

 

The Institutes are held at The CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The content of each session is the same. Session begins on Tuesday at 9:30am and ends at 1pm on Saturday. The tuition is $1500 and includes breakfast and lunch. Housing is not included. Limited scholarships are available, see application.

 

THE CPAR SUMMER INSTITUTES COVER:

  • The history, theory, methods, & ethics of critical PAR
  • Building partnerships with community & community based organizations
  • Creating conditions for creating meaningful collaboration within research collectives
  • Designing critical participatory research with IRBs & community review boards
  • Participatory approaches to methods and analysis: mapping, community-generated surveys, interviews, focus groups
  • Engaging the arts and performance as research tools

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  • Advance current projects & develop new research ideas in a community of peers and experienced critical PAR researchers (both university & community based)
  • Join a diverse international network of critical participatory action researchers

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

The Critical PAR Institutes are designed to bring together geographically diverse participants from universities, communities, and community-based organizations. We encourage research teams to apply. Individual graduate students, faculty, and community workers are also welcome.

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