Collaboration, Community, and Collectives: Research for and by the People

  • Erica R. Dávila


This chapter is a reflective piece on my research trajectory rooted in collaboration, community, and collectives. I provide a discussion of my development as a scholar-activist and my work with justice-centered research projects. This chapter aims to: (1) highlight work with and for our people; (2) highlight lived experiences grounded in struggle and hope; and (3) complicate the power that schools/universities have to liberate and oppress. I have consistently worked on these three goals, and yet they continue to guide my work and I understand there is no finish line; this work is not static, it is the work of humanity that is always evolving.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erica R. Dávila
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  1. 1.Lewis UniversityRomeovilleUSA

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