Flint Community Engagement Project
In the summer of 2017, I initiated a community-based research project in Flint, Michigan focused on better understanding and contextualizing the technical, social and political antecedents of the Flint Water Crisis and local perceptions around the genesis and response to the Crisis. As part of the Flint Community Engagement Project (which was the basis for my doctoral dissertation), I have been conducting oral histories, in-depth interviews, and surveys with residents and have held a wide range of qualitative discussions with professional stakeholders in Flint. You can learn more about my ongoing work with the project at www.flintstudy.com. My dissertation committee members were Dr. Kristen Schilt (the University of Chicago, Sociology), Dr. Anna Mueller (Indiana University, Sociology, ) and Dr. Bruce Link (UC Riverside, Sociology/Columbia University, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Sociomedical Sciences). Still in progress, I presented research from this project at the 2019 National Environmental Justice Conference in Washington D.C.