Paul J. Kuttner portrait
  • Associate Director, University Neighborhood Partners
  • Adjunct Instructor, Education, Culture & Society


Research Statement

I am a qualitative sociologist, committed to engaged scholarship conducted in partnership with youth, schools, and communities. My research focuses on the interrelationships between educational institutions and the communities of which they are a part. I am interested in “how” questions that open up possibilities for change —  how low-wealth communities of color and other communities that have been marginalized and oppressed by our school systems can build power and equitably partner with educational institutions. Specific topics include: K-12 family-school-community partnerships; parent and youth organizing; university-community partnerships; engaged research methods; and culturally sustaining approaches to education and social change.