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Civic Engagement

Gallatin has a new Director of Civic Engagement, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, who promotes opportunities for students to work closely with local communities and organizations that address real world problems.

At Gallatin, students will find a number of opportunities to work closely with local communities including:

  • The Urban Democracy Lab partners with grassroots / non-profit organizations working on urban issues at NYU's global sites
  • Tools for Social Change: a Gallatin course that connects scholarship and engaged practice
  • A Visiting Professorship for a Distiniguished Practitioner of Civic Engagement brings direct experience into the classroom
  • Through the Literacy Project, students may take a course that trains them to volunteer at adult literacy sites in New York City.  Students may also participate in the annual publication of  The Literacy Review, a journal of writing by adults in literacy programs throughout New York City.   
  • Through Great World Texts, students and faculty collaborate with--and serve as mentors to--high school students in the development of a project inspired by a canonical text.  Recent texts include Beowolf and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior. 
  • Democratizing the Green City, a 2014 event series. More here.

Faculty Profile

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Gianpaolo Baiocchi

Gianpaolo Baiocchi is a sociologist and an ethnographer interested in questions of politics and culture, critical social theory, and cities. …
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Events Calendar

all over the place: a survey of m.a. artists

4/17/14@9:00 AM The Gallatin Galleries

Careers in Writing and Publishing: The Making of a Book

4/23/14@6:30 PM Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts

Alumni Skillshare with Ben Weber (BA '07) Public Engagement: Interactive Thinking at Arts Events

4/23/14@7:00 PM 5th Floor Student Lounge | 1 Washington Place

Wounds of Waziristan: Film Screening and Discussion with Madiha Tahir

4/25/14@6:00 PM Kevorkian Center | 50 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

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