Anglin's research examines civic engagement and its relationship to youth positive development, ethnic identity, and immigration status, and how community participation can be fostered in youth through educational opportunities such as service-learning and civics education. She is also interested in exploring various forms of community capital – including social, political, cultural, human, built, and economic capital – and how researchers can work collaboratively with communities to create policies and programs that support sustainable and meaningful community development.
Examines the relationship between ethnic identity and civic attitudes (e.g. diversity, social justice and political attitudes) and skills (e.g. leadership, interpersonal, and problem solving skills) in middle school and high school aged Latino/a and Caucasian youth.
Describes a collaborative research effort between secondary schools, colleges, universities, and community partners to assess the service-learning practices of Roots & Shoots, an environmental and humanitarian youth program of The Jane Goodall Institute, and their relationship to youths’ leadership, self-efficacy, civic engagement, and connection to nature.