Lunch Time Research Seminar October 17, 2019 Featuring Dr. Yasser Payne

October 2, 2019


DATE: October 17, 2019
TIME: 12:15-1:45PM
ROOM: 3E34 A&B, SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
**Pizza and refreshments will be provided** please RSVP by Monday, October 14, 2019 to

TITLE: Street Participatory Action Research: Doing Research & Activism with Street-Identified Black Men and Women

Dr. Yasser Arafat Payne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. Dr. Payne completed his doctoral work at the Graduate Center-City University of New York where he was trained as a social-personality psychologist. In addition, Dr. Payne completed a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIH-NIDA) whereby he worked on a re-entry and intervention-based research project in New York City’s largest jail, Rikers Island.

Dr. Payne has organized a street ethnographic research program centered on exploring notions of resilience and resiliency with the streets of Black America using an unconventional methodological framework entitled: Street Participatory Action Research (Street PAR)—the process of doing research and activism with street identified populations. Challenging the dominant arguments in the literature, Dr. Payne asserts that all members of the streets are in fact, resilient. His research program also focuses on Black racial identity, street identity, Black masculinity, physical violence; as well as Gangster Rap music and culture.

Attached are 2 articles that Dr. Payne would like you to read prior to the presentation on 10/17/2019

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