Diversity and Democracy, Winter, 2017

This issue of Diversity & Democracy was funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Citizenship Under Siege

Humanities in the Public Square

The Preamble to the US Constitution speaks of “We the People”—but who counts as “We the People” is a hotly contested question. In Citizenship Under Siege, a project organized by AAC&U and The Democracy Commitment with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, seven community colleges used the humanities to explore this topic. Featuring the efforts of project participants and educators engaged in similar work, this issue of Diversity & Democracy illustrates the potential of the humanities to illuminate issues of identity and belonging.

Table of Contents

By Kathryn Peltier Campbell, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Citizenship Under Siege

By William D. Adams, National Endowment for the Humanities

By Caryn McTighe Musil, Association of American Colleges and Universities

By Dona Cady and Matthew Olson—both of Middlesex Community College; and David Price, Santa Fe College

By Debra L. Schultz, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

By John J. Theis, Lone Star College System, and Fagan Forhan, Mount Wachusett Community College


By Christian Carmelino and Sabrina Mendoza, Miami Dade College

By Peter Brooks, Princeton University

Campus Practice

By Michael Parrella and Jill Schennum—both of County College of Morris

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