The Center collaborates with faculty and students across campus to support research initiatives focused on public interest topics, community-based research efforts, and research specifically on civic engagement in higher education settings.
To discuss possible research activities, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few examples of past research, public papers, and op-eds that the Center has helped produce or support are listed below:
- Digital Democracy at Northwestern: A Look at Civic Engagement in an Internet Age
by Dan A. Lewis, Jacob L. Nelson, Ryan Lee and Emily Hittner
- How one university teaches its students to vote (and it’s old-school)
By Michael Peshkin
- “We all Come Together to Learn About Music”: A Qualitative Analysis of a 5-Year Music Program in a Juvenile Detention Facility
by Maud Hickey
- A Practitioner’s Perspective on Institutionalizing Voter Registration on College & University Campuses
By Robert Donahue
- The new political voice of young Americans: Online engagement and civic development among first-year college students
by Molly W. Metzger, Sheena L. Erete, Derek Lee Barton, Mary K Desler and Dan A. Lewis
- Civic Engagement and Doctoral Education
by Ellen M. Knutson and Dan A. Lewis