Research and Learning Network (CoRAL)
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Dr. Sam Marullo Department of Sociology and Anthropology
at Georgetown University
Sam Marullo, Ph.D., is an associate
professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
at Georgetown University. He is the Director of Research
at the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University and the
Chair and founder of the Washington D.C. Community Research and Learning
(CoRAL) Network. The CoRAL Network is a consortium of eight Washington-area
universities and colleges and fifteen community-based organizations
(CBOs) which have been involved in collaborative, community-based
to address the social change needs of the CBOs. His research is in
the areas of community development and community organizing, social
and youth violence prevention. He is co-author of Community-Based Research
and Higher Education: Principles and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2003).
He has published a number of articles on service-learning and the civic
engagement of higher education in academic journals.
Marullo has been teaching community-based
learning and research courses in Washington D.C. for the last 14 years,
particularly courses in Social Movements, The Contemporary City, Community
Conflict Resolution, Race and Ethnic Relations, Intro to Justice and
Peace Studies, Project D.C., and the Community Involvement Seminar.
His participatory research work in the community focuses on urban economic
(re)development and its effects on local communities—particularly
displacement and housing affordability. He has been working on a collaborative
action research project with Project South and Stand Tall in Community
Struggle, two community-based organizations working with low-income
residents of a community who are organizing to prevent displacement.
Project D.C.: Community-Based
Research Internship [word document]
Project D.C. Course Poster
Heights Action Research Project
Washington D.C. [word document]
Columbia Heights Action Research Project Final Report [word document]
Community in Change: Gentrification and Displacement in Columbia Heights (website created by students who participated in the Columbia Heights Community Action Research Project)