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Christine Schweidler


Chris is a research justice activist! She works to support social justice advocacy through community-driven participatory research and popular education. She has collaborated on a broad range of community based research projects across areas including public health, workers’ rights, urban peace, and housing rights. Prior to joining DataCenter this year, Chris directed research at Healthy City, a program of Los Angeles-based civil rights nonprofit, the Advancement Project. At Advancement Project, she helped develop and launch the Community Research Lab, a program that partners with community-based organizations in order to advance their advocacy and strategic goals through the use of research, maps, and digital media. Chris received an MA in History and Sociology of Science from UPenn and an MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley, and has published on access to knowledge from a human rights perspective. She’s a recent transplant to the Boston area from sunny California.