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The Cincinnati Project Scholars

The Cincinnati Project Scholars conduct research that provides direct community benefit. The Cincinnati Project Scholars are supported by grants from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Cincinnati. We are pleased to announce The Cincinnati Project Scholars, Class of 2016-2017.

Jeffrey Layne Blevins, “Social Media and Social Justice in Cincinnati”

A goal of this study is to understand how groups like Black Lives Matter-Cincinnati and The Irate 8 used social media to provide a more diverse array of public discourse about the meaning and implications of the more recent shooting. This will be conducted by University of Cincinnati students and Dr. Blevins. The results of the analysis will be shared with community groups so they may use the information to continue or modify their communication efforts.

Carolette Norwood, “Navigating Gender, Race, Place and Space in Urban Neighborhoods”

The aim of this project is to learn more about the day-to-day lives of HIV positive African American women who live in poor Cincinnati neighborhoods. The information will provide directions for workable, culturally sensitive initiatives to reduce the transmission of HIV and to support those living with HIV/AIDS. The project is a partnership with Caracole, an organization that supports individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.

Leila Rodriguez, “Unaccompanied Minors in Cincinnati”

This project will study of the integration of unaccompanied Central American minors in Cincinnati. The results of the research will provide local information on the relationship between the unaccompanied minors and educational, healthcare, social services, and other Cincinnati area institutions. The project will be conducted in partnership with Su Casa, a local organization that aids Latino immigrants.

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