Associate Professor of Political Science
Assistant Director, Urban and Regional Studies Program
Programs and Affiliations:
Political Science; University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2008
Urban Politics (POL 323)
Community Organizing and Development; Social Capital and Civic Engagement; Housing Policy and Nonprofits
Rusch, L. 2012. “Going Regional: The Evolution of an Organizing Strategy in Detroit,” City and Community 11(1): 51-73.
Rusch, Lara, and Heidi Swarts. 2015. "Practices of Engagement: Comparing and Integrating Deliberation and Organizing." Journal of Community Practice 23 (1):5-26.
Kaiser, Angela A., and Lara Rusch. 2015. "Trade-offs in Empowerment through Social Action: voices from Detroit." Community Development no. 46 (4):361-379.