Sunday, December 9, 2012

Urmitapa Dutta at UMass Lowell: Everyday Peace

UMass Lowell is pleased to welcome a new faculty member in the psychology department--Dr. Urmitapa Dutta.  She comes to us from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  Dr. Dutta brings a wealth of experience about the day-to-day possibilities of creating peace in places where violence has become a normalized event. 

This fall I was lucky to have her as a speaker in my doctoral course on qualitative research methods.  She discussed her dissertation work in northern India where she worked with young adults using a blend of critical ethnography and participatory action research.

Spring 2013 she will be offering a very interesting class that will engage students in these same methods.

This is a not-to-be-missed experience!  

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