Profiles in "Democracy and Citizenship" Expertise Area

  • Johnston’s research focuses on policy informatics, the study of how computational and communication technology is leveraged to specifically understand and address complex public policy and administration problems.
  • Charles T. Lee is a political and cultural theorist who combines critical theory and ethnographic research to analyze and engender plural pathways of social transformation in everyday life.
  • Schugurensky has published on a variety of topics, including adult education, community development, participatory democracy, citizenship education, social economy, civic engagement, and volunteer work.
  • Behl specializes in the study of inequalities in liberal democracies. Her book received the APSA 2021 Lee Ann Fujii Award. She was also awarded ASU's Outstanding Teaching, Mentoring, DEI, and Social Impact Awards.
  • Chanley has taught a range graduate and undergraduate courses in the social sciences, with focus on public administration and political science, especially in public policy, women and gender, ethnic and racial studies.
  • Ligia Bezerra has taught Portuguese, Spanish, and English in various institutions in Brazil and in the U.S. Bezerra's research interests include Latin American literature and culture, consumption, everyday life, neoliberalism, and democracy.
  • Hero's research and teaching focus on American democracy and politics, especially through the analytical lenses of Latino Politics, Racial/Ethnic Politics, State and Urban Politics.