Team led by SA+P Faculty wins UNM Research Competition

April 27, 2021

A collaborative proposal led by Professor Michaele Pride was awarded the top prize in the Faculty Team Research Concept Competition. “Creative Action for Housing Solutions” envisions an interdisciplinary team using data, community-based participatory research, creative placemaking, and storytelling to better understand and center the experiences of people living with housing insecurity. The project will uncover the complexity of experiences using an intersectional lens to reveal pressing inequities in New Mexico. It weaves together art, social science, data, and advocacy to uplift communities, generate empathy, propel action for social justice, and build support for equitable and effective policies.

The project collaborators include Catherine Harris (Landscape Architecture and Art + Ecology), Dr. Nancy Lopez (Professor of Sociology), Kelly Camden (Office of Community Health, UNM HSC), Lawrence Roybal (HSC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Dr. Carman Melendrez (OVPR’s Office, Faculty Research Support), Dr. Assata Zerai (UNM VP of Equity and Inclusion), Aaron Moore (Graduate Student in CRP), and Dr. Kiran Katira (UNM Center for Community Engagement). This proposal was adapted from a previous proposal that included commitment from several community partners, whom they hope to bring into this project.

Learn more about the UNM Faculty Team Research Concept Competition