(Carson, Calif.) California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute (MDAAPEI) has awarded $20,000 research grants to six faculty researchers/teams at four institutions in California. This is the first time MDAAPEI is awarding research grants.
“We are very excited to provide these awards to explore and document the impact of political, social, and economic issues in African American and other disadvantaged communities,” said CSUDH President Willie J. Hagan.
The funding will support the following research projects:
- Nancy Deng, principal investigator, CSUDH: “How Do African American Men Succeed in the Information Technology (IT) Industry? Effects of Social Capital and Digital Story-telling by African American IT Leaders in Southern California.”
- James Katzenstein and Thomas Norman, co-principal Investigators, CSUDH: “A Development Model to Guide Members of the African Diaspora to Build Education Capacity in their Home Countries.”
- Greg Williams, principal investigator, CSUDH: “The Ted Watkins/Watts Labor Community Action Committee History and Archival Project.”
- Arianna Huhn and Annika Andersen, co-principal investigators, CSU San Bernardino: “In|Dignity – Community Research-Based Creative Projects That Aim to Explore, Document and Share the Experiences of Individuals from Marginalized Populations.”
- David C. Turner III, principal investigator, Justice Learning Institute: “Exploring Black Male Political Identity in Community-based Context.”
- Faustina DuCros, principal investigator, San Jose State University: “Louisiana Migrants in California Life History Project.”
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About Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute
The mission of the Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute is to influence public policy debates through on-going academic and community research dealing with African American political and economic development concerns and impacts in California, the United States and globally.