With a grant from the Diversity and Inclusion Office and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, we are able to fund the first class of The Cincinnati Project scholars. The program allows us to support the faculty doing research that aligns with the goals of TCP — research with direct community benefit. We plan to continue the program into the future, ideally funding students’ research or visiting scholars’ research as well.
Our first class of scholars conducts research in a variety of fields, all with the intention of supporting the work of people in Cincinnati:
- Leila Rodriguez (Anthropology) has partnered with Su Casa to better understand unaccompanied minors in Cincinnati.
- Carolotte Norwood (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) is working with Caracole and studying the experiences of women in high HIV prevalence neighborhoods.
- Jeff Blevins (Journalism) does research to understand how social media affects public discourse about issues related to inequality.
You can read more about their projects on the TCP Scholars page, and look forward to blog posts about their work.