University of Wisconsin Professor Constance Flanagan has won the 2012 Tisch Research Prize, which recognizes her career of distinguished research on young people’s civic engagement. The award will be presented at Lincoln Filene Hall, Tisch College, on March 26 from 4:30-6 pm. Following a very brief ceremony, I will interview her about her work and major findings. We will then welcome the audience to join the conversation about what encourages young people to develop as active citizens, what results from their civic engagement, and how their political identities vary.
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Connie Flanagan is a psychologist who had investigated young people’s civic and political engagement in Europe, Latin America, and in the United States among college students, non-college-bound young adults, and adolescents. She conducts both qualitative and quantitative research, thinks and writes theoretically, and has launched civic education programs for undergraduates at both Penn State and Wisconsin. She has won many awards, served as a mentor for many colleagues, and written widely cited works.