Political Participation and Community

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In an era of historically low participation in American politics, what prompts civic engagement in marginalized groups?

Emily Farris, assistant professor of political science

Emily Farris, assistant professor of political science

What role does community play in determining how these groups participate? These are some questions political scientist Emily Farris explores in her research.

“I’m particularly interested in how we approach the political inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups, whether it be black women, Latinos or immigrants to the United States,” said Farris, assistant professor of political science. “For me, the theme is the importance of community among marginalized groups. How does that affect political inclusion and the policies we see?”

– Jessica Llanes

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