Program in Public Scholarship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan Blog

Vivian Truong

Vivian Truong

Vivian Truong is a Ph.D. Candidate in American Culture. She is working on a collaborative public history project with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities entitled “Memory and Movement: 30 Years of Asian American Community Organizing.”...

Jana Wilbricht

Jana Wilbricht

Jana Wilbricht is a second-year Ph.D. student in Communication Studies, focusing on health communication. Her community-based, participatory research project explores and supports the role of tribal radio in providing access to accurate, culturally relevant...

Jessica Lowen

Jessica Lowen

Jessica Lowen, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, studies “faith-based” 501(c)3 anti-trafficking non-profits that raise awareness, mobilize volunteers, and successfully gain access to sex workers and survivors. While these religious groups have been effective, well-established secular...

Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Acquisition Date: December 11, 2001
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Lat/Long: 42.330/-83.046

Detroit, Michigan, is commonly referred to as Motor City because of the many automobile manufacturing plants located in the city. It is the largest city in Michigan, with a population approaching one million.

Let The Mapping Begin!

Frank Romo and Trish Koman are collaborators on the Michigan Environmental Mapping Tool, one of five projects supported by the 2015 Arts of Citizenship Grants in Public Scholarship. Frank recently sent us this update....


Following the Human Narratives

Nick is a second year sociocultural anthropology student researching what happens to vacant and abandoned buildings in Detroit. He asserts, “I want to know what happens when people take them apart; the lives of...


The Wild Idea of a Child Designed Playground

Laura Amtower’s MFA thesis project lies at the nexus of child-centered design, participatory research and curriculum development. Working with students at Ann Arbor S.T.E.A.M. School and their art and design teacher Rachael Van Dyke,...