What I’ve observed through our work are amazing stories of innovation, agency and entrepreneurship arising out of creativity and struggle.
About the Fellow
- Director, Cornell Small Farms Program; School of Integrative Plant Science; College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Anusuya Rangarajan’s faculty profile
- 2018-19, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Scholarship
- Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Food and Agriculture
Transformation of the educational experience is one outcome of community-engaged learning, but personal transformation among community partners is the basis for resilience in communities. Anasuya Rangarajan is articulating the broad impacts of engaged work to scholarly and general audiences by elevating the voices of her stakeholders: Latino farm workers, military veterans, local food systems advocates, black women farmers in South Africa and other marginalized groups. Sharing stories of changes in their sense of agency, risk tolerance in decision making and wellbeing will shed light on effective engagement strategies, demonstrate the human impact of engaged work and highlight the role of academics as agents of change.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell