Civic Youth Work
Co-Creating Democratic Youth Spaces
Edited by Ross VeLure Roholt, Michael Baizerman, and R.W. Hildreth
Ross VeLure Roholt (MSW, PhD, University of Minnesota) is associate professor of youth studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses on civic youth work. He is an active community-based participatory researcher and has completed several studies on youth work, civic youth work, and youth involvement in democratic and social development. He is active internationally, with long-term work in Northern Ireland, Laos, and Japan and shorter-term work in Morocco, Korea, the Netherlands, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, and Ireland.
Michael Baizerman (MSW, Columbia University; PhD, University of Pittsburgh) is professor of social work director of youth studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. He currently conducts research with students on behalf of municipal agencies and their youth services and is active internationally, with long-term work in Northern Ireland and Laos and shorter-term work in Korea and the Middle East.
R. W. Hildreth (PhD, University of Minnesota) is associate professor of political science at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His research interests include democratic theory, the pragmatist philosophy of John Dewey, youth civic engagement, and transnational activism. He is currently working on a book about John Dewey, civic engagement, and the renewal of democratic life.