Rusch, Lara

Assistant Director, Urban and Regional Studies Program; Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office:                             2154 SSB
Hours:                             MW 2:00-3:00 pm (Winter 2015)
Phone:                            313-583-6406
Fax:                                 313-593-5645
Curriculum Vitae:       

Programs and Affiliations:

Political Science, Public Policy, Urban and Regional Studies, Women and Gender Studies

PhD Institution:

Political Science;  University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2008

Courses Taught:

Urban Politics (POL 323)
State and Local Government (POL 313)
Social Welfare Policy (POL 466/566)
Introduction to American Government (POL 101)
Community Organizing and Leadership (POL 334)
Senior Capstone in Community Research (URST 450)

Research Fields/Interests:

Community Organizing and Development; Social Capital and Civic Engagement; Housing Policy and Nonprofits

Selected Publications:

Rusch, L. 2010. "Rethinking Bridging: Challenges for Building Social Capital Through Community Organizing," Urban Affairs Review 45(4):483-506.

Rusch, L. 2012. “Going Regional: The Evolution of an Organizing Strategy in Detroit,” City and Community 11(1): 51-73.

Rusch, Lara. 2015. "Practices of Engagement: Comparing and Integrating Deliberation and Organizing." Journal of Community Practice 23 (1):5-26.