Marie Kennedy

AREAS OF INTEREST

Community Development
Gender Issues
Latin America
Race and Ethnicity

RECENT BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

"Construyendo un futuro mejor para San Miguel Analco." Estudios y propuestas para el medio rural (Tomo IV). Rosa Martínez Ruiz, Gustavo E. Rojo Martínez, et.al., eds. Mochicahui, El Fuerte, Sinaloa: Universidad Autónoma Indigena de México, 2008, pp. 215-293. With Mercedes Arce and Chris Tilly.
"What is the potential of Latin America's "third left"? In Fasenfest, David, ed., Engaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of 21st Century Social Transformation. Brill Academic Publishers, 2009, pp. 233-252. With Fernando Leiva and Chris Tilly.
"After Israel's Invasion: An Eyewitness Account from Gaa, the West Bank and Israel, New Politics, Summer 2009, pp. 74-85.
Visiting Professor of Urban Planning
Urban Planning
B.A., Political Science, UC Berkeley; Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
(310) 206-3708
310 206-5566

Marie Kennedy is Professor Emerita of Community Planning at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Visiting Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California Los Angeles, where she teaches two graduate seminars:  Community Research and Organizing and Critical Race Studies in Public Affairs.  She combines the roles of activist and scholar, teaching, working in, and writing about transformative community development, planning education and participatory action research.  Marie has supervised numerous collaborative projects through which students learn and earn academic credit while providing research and technical assistance to community organizations focusing on anti-displacement, anti-racist and community empowerment issues.  At UMass Boston, she developed programs through which low-income and previously homeless women were supported in acquiring a college education while focusing their academic work on issues of importance to them and their communities.  Over the years, Marie has worked with and/or written about community and worker organizations and social movements in the Greater Boston Area, as well as in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and Nicaragua.  Currently, Marie is a member of the advisory committee of Planners Network, co-editor of Progressive Planning, is the president of the board of directors of the Venice Community Housing Corporation and serves on the board of Grassroots International, a human rights and international development aid organization.   

 

 

Marie Kennedy

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First Name: 
Marie
Last Name: 
Kennedy
Position: 
Visiting Professor of Urban Planning
Degrees: 
B.A., Political Science, UC Berkeley; Master of Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Bio: 

Marie Kennedy is Professor Emerita of Community Planning at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Visiting Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California Los Angeles, where she teaches two graduate seminars:  Community Research and Organizing and Critical Race Studies in Public Affairs.  She combines the roles of activist and scholar, teaching, working in, and writing about transformative community development, planning education and participatory action research.  Marie has supervised numerous collaborative projects through which students learn and earn academic credit while providing research and technical assistance to community organizations focusing on anti-displacement, anti-racist and community empowerment issues.  At UMass Boston, she developed programs through which low-income and previously homeless women were supported in acquiring a college education while focusing their academic work on issues of importance to them and their communities.  Over the years, Marie has worked with and/or written about community and worker organizations and social movements in the Greater Boston Area, as well as in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and Nicaragua.  Currently, Marie is a member of the advisory committee of Planners Network, co-editor of Progressive Planning, is the president of the board of directors of the Venice Community Housing Corporation and serves on the board of Grassroots International, a human rights and international development aid organization.   

 

 

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