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María Elena Torre

Dr. María Elena Torre is the Director and co-founder of The Public Science Project. https://publicscienceproject.org/
For the last 15 years she has been engaged in critical participatory action research projects nationally and internationally with schools, prisons, and community-based organizations seeking to further social justice. Her work introduced the concept of ‘participatory contact zones’ to collaborative research, and she continues to be interested in how democratic methodologies, radical inclusion, and notions of solidarity impact scientific inquiry. Before becoming director of The Public Science Project, Dr. Torre was Chair of Education Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

The Public Science Project conducts and supports participatory action research with a commitment to the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences and a belief that those most intimately impacted by research should take the lead in shaping research questions, framing interpretations, and designing meaningful products and actions. We collaborate with community organizations, schools, prisons, and public institutions to design research and practice aimed at interrupting justice. See more on our research projects here.

Jan. 31, 2023

Episode 7 with Michelle Fine, Cheryl Wilkins and María Elena Torre

In this episode, we talk to three special guests: Michelle Fine, Cheryl Wilkins and María Elena Torre, all who have been involved in a lot of groundbreaking work around social justice, gender justice, racial justice work and ...

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