2016 Critical PAR Institutes!

Announcing 2 Critical PAR Institutes in May & June 2016!

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Join us for OUR 6th Annual Critical PAR Institutes!

The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) 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. For more information about the Public Science Project click here.

What will I learn?

  • The history, theory, method, and ethics of Critical PAR
  • Building partnerships with community & community –based organizations

  • Creating conditions for meaningful collaboration within research collectives

  • Designing Critical PAR with IRBs & community review boards

  • Participatory approaches to methods and analysis: mapping, visual methods, surveys, interviews, focus groups

  • Engaging the arts and performance as research tools

In addition you will:

  • Advance your 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

Applications are due JANUARY 15th, 2016

Two sessions

Session 1: May 23 - 27

Session 2: June 6 - 10


The Institutes are held at the CUNY Graduate Center. The content of each session is the same. Sessions begin on Monday at 9:30am and end at 1pm on Friday.


Directors María Elena Torre, Michelle Fine, & Madeline Fox


THE PUBLIC SCIENCE PROJECT, based at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, is dedicated to conducting research for a just world. For nearly 20 years we have been collaborating with communities to design and implement participatory research that investigates, speaks back to, and reimagines structural injustice. Our work was recently featured at the White House forum on Citizen Science, “Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People.”

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