Loyola University Chicago

Center for Urban Research and Learning

Staff and Visiting Scholars

Gabriela Fitz

Title/s:  CURL Visiting Scholar

Email: gabi@thinktwicellc.com

CV Link: Gabriela_Fitz_Resume


For nearly 20 years Gabi has focused her efforts on helping nonprofits and foundations make better use of research and knowledge. She has worked within, and alongside, numerous social sector organizations to produce, synthesize, translate, and share knowledge that supports decision making and informed action. For more than a decade she co-founded and co-directed the social sector's largest open research repository, IssueLab.

Her work has taken many forms, including formal reports, digital collections, interactive summaries, literature reviews, evidence scans, learning sessions, knowledge syntheses, and the design of knowledge mobilization systems, as well as presentations and discussions exploring the use of open knowledge concepts and practices in the social sector.

She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in Organizational Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests

• Qualitative Synthesis
• Collective Intelligence in the Social Sector
• Open Knowledge Systems
• Edge Effects