LANZA Photo 2013

Greetings and welcome to my site. I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington School of Social Work and a lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at University of Washington, Bothell.

Connected by an overarching interest in community-engaged, arts-based research and praxis, my work explores several interlocking themes, including participatory arts and media production, spatial and place-based interventions, and visual research methods.  My dissertation, an historical case study of media-based welfare research, political advocacy, and social action during the Progressive era is entitled “Truth Plus Publicity”: Paul U. Kellogg, Hybrid Practice and Progressive Era Visual Research Methods, 1902-1917. A second line of inquiry explores participatory arts practices, including music and dance, as strategies for community engagement and social change.

This site is an attempt to catalogue the diverse array of projects of which I have been a part over the past decade.

B.A. Cultural Anthropology, Ohio University, 1995.

M.S.W. Community Organizing/Community and Social Systems, University of Michigan, 1998.

Certificate in Independent Filmmaking, UW Extension Program, 2007.

Ph.D. Candidate, Social Welfare, University of Washington (2015).

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