Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning


Edward Chong

Edward Chong

What Attracted Me to CURL:

I was drawn to CURL after learning about its collaborative research with organizations based in Chicago and its mission for scholarly activism. My interest in social science research was sparked by my studies in Anthropology and I believe that through the understanding of inequalities in communities we can seek to address and improve the lives of individuals and build solidarity and support within community organizations. I am excited to explore my interests in Social Justice and community based research by working with various organizations within Chicago and being a part of the research team here at CURL. 

What I Hope to Gain from CURL:

Being only an undergraduate and being able to work with scholars, activists, and community organizations towards improving urban issues is an honor and a great experience.  I wish to learn as much as I can from the great team at CURL, so I can have a stronger background for future community-based research. What I can learn from my fellowship here at CURL will definitely strengthen my pursuits in being a future social scientist and advocate for positive social change.