Resources

Citizenship

Citizenship Studies Book Series

Acts of Angry Writing: On Citizenship and Orientalism in Postcolonial India

Analyzes women's activist writings to shed light on contemporary struggles for substantive citizenship in India.

Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship

A comprehensive examination of age, aging, and generational differences and the nature of citizenship.

Reconfiguring Citizenship and National Identity in the North American Literary Imagination

Explores how traditional notions of citizenship are contested and altered through literature.

Representation and Citizenship

Representation and Citizenship establishes the terms for engaging the meanings of citizenship in the world today by framing the issue as a pull between founding beliefs and multicultural trajectories.

The Meaning of Citizenship

An interdisciplinary exploration of four key issues in the theory and practice of citizenship.

Community conversation

  • Bridge Alliance: Since it's often difficult for any one group to fully capture public attention or broadly popularize solutions, we are banding together to create great impact across three broad areas: civic engagement, governance and policymaking, and campaign and election processes.
  • Living Room Conversations: Two conversation hosts from different viewpoints each invite one or two others to join together for structured conversation on a specific topic. (We have a lot of structured topic guides to choose from, or you can create your own). The Conversation Agreements and structure help assure a good experience and allow participants to get to know each other. Living Room Conversations can happen anywhere: our homes, coffee shops, conference spaces, churches, and even online via video chat.
  • Make America Dinner Again: In an attempt to build understanding and move forward together, we'd like to invite people to sit down and have dinner. There are many avenues to protest, to donate, to fight, to be heard; Make America Dinner Again is an avenue to listen. These small dinners consist of respectful conversation, guided activities, and delicious food shared among 6 to 10 guests who have differing political viewpoints, and our country's best interests at heart.
  • Mismatch.org: Part of AllSidesForSchools, this program for students from middle school to college provides social and emotional learning through communication and collaboration across differences. In the future, Mismatch will be available for anyone interested in civil discussions with someone who thinks differently.
  • National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation: A network of innovators who bring people together across divides to tackle today's toughest challenges. NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource clearinghouse, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this extraordinary community.
  • Urban Consulate: Inspired by embassies and salons of Left Bank Paris and the Harlem Renaissance, the Consulate is a place where Jane Jacobs and James Baldwin might have hung out, had they ever hung out. By amplifying voices and ideas, and promoting a culture of learning, we create more informed and engaged communities and a greater sense of belonging and connection, too.