NEW - Research as Accompaniment

Martin Renzo Rosales, LaShaune Johnson, and I co-edited "Research as Accompaniment: Solidarity and Community Partnerships for Transformative Action." The volume expands conversations about participatory, community-engaged research that inspires social change. The co-editors and the authors content that long-term community partnerships, inspired by solidarity and characterized by equality and reciprocity, result in a deep understanding of community concerns and increase the likelihood that research findings have an impact on both the community partners and the broader society. Such research relationships, the authors maintain, are best understood as "accompaniment", a concept drawn from Liberation Theology. The publisher's webpage includes reviews and endorsements from scholars and practitioners with various academic and professional backgrounds.