Compact Nation Podcast: Season 3 Episode 4

Connecting Latinx Communities and Higher Education: Tune in to this episode of Compact Nation Podcast for an engaging conversation as part of Hispanic Heritage month. Join co-host Marisol Morales as she interviews Mari Castañeda and Joseph Krupczynski of University of Massachusetts Amherst about their new book, “Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities.” This book is the first civic engagement publication of its kind, giving examples of asset-focused partnerships between Latinx communities and higher education institutions from contributors who all identify as Latinx. Hear from Mari and Joseph about building community, love as a critical practice, and how their paths brought them to this work. Listen now and weigh in online using #CompactNationPod.

Meet the Guests

Mari Castañeda
Mari Castañeda is professor & chair of the department of communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests include the study of digital media and telecommunication policy, Latina/ethnic media studies, and global communications. Her work promotes engaged scholarship” and aims to address inequality, power, community voices, and the role of intersectionalities in shaping media and cultural spaces.

Joseph Krupczynski
Joseph Krupczynski is director of the office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning (CESL) is also an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His creative work and scholarship prom­otes imaginative community partnerships and crafts participatory platforms to engage people in the creation of their built environments—especially in collaboration with underrepresented communities.

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Your Hosts

Marisol Morales
Marisol Morales is the vice president for network leadership at Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

Andrew Seligsohn
Andrew Seligsohn is the current president of Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

Emily J. Shields
Emily Shields is the current Iowa Campus Compact executive director, acting director of Minnesota Campus Compact, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

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