Celebrating 5 years!

Five years ago, in February 2019, the Growing Democracy Project official launched. It is hard to believe all that we have accomplished over the last five years. Here are a few highlights: Co-creating an online repository for key concepts related to civic and political engagement, written by KSU students and NEO community members. This is an on-going process. Reach out if you would like to be involved. Hosting the Growing Democracy Podcast, which focuses on civic and political engagement, social…

Theory and Practice: Queering and Decolonizing for Social Transformation

Growing Democracy Blog: Special Series From Growing Democracy Fellows, Fall ’23 | ‘Decolonizing Democracy’   Theory and Practice: Queering and Decolonizing for Social Transformation By: Courtney Green,¬†Political Science PhD Student, Kent State University Increasingly, there have been calls to change the structure of academia to better reflect changing understandings of the world and to promote inclusivity in universities. Specifically, there has been a shift to decolonize or queer academia, which is connected to larger patterns within democratic movements around the…