Current Research Projects
(a) Understanding Legislative, Media, and Grassroots Organizing Strategies Utilized by Proponents or Opponents of Charter School Growth
A one-year research project based at the National Charter School Research Center at University of Washington in Seattle. The study aims to investigate and enumerate the main legislative, media, and grassroots organizing strategies and tactics that opponents of charter schools are using to limit the growth of charter schools and parallel strategies and tactics used by proponents to promote growth.
(b) Testing HIV Positive Today: A Study of Gay Men of all Colors
A three-year independent research project which aims to investigate the various ways gay-identified men make sense of testing HIV-positive since the year 2000. The study focuses on responses of friends, lovers, and family members; effects of testing positive on gay men's identity and social networks; and ways men understand the circumstances which might have led to infection with HIV.