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Bio: Dr. Thurber’s scholarship focuses on building more just neighborhoods through innovations in policy, practice and participatory inquiry. Overarching themes in Thurber’s writing include the intersections of place and racism, the multidimensional nature of community wellbeing, and the need for resident-led and place-based interventions to respond to gentrification and other forms of neighborhood change. Thurber conducts action research in partnership with neighborhood and tenant rights groups, and contributes to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning related to racial justice education and community-engaged teaching.
Research Interests: Neighborhood Development, Community Wellbeing, Racism