Appointed as Strategic Research Associate, Center for Popular Democracy


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, American Studies, University of Minnesota

Position Description

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a high-impact national organization that works with grassroots organizations around the country to build community power and transform the state and local policy landscape. CPD provides legal and strategic policy and research support to community-based organizations, and on state and local legislative campaigns, that advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda. The Strategic Research Associate works with the research team to create the high-caliber, intersectional, and grassroots-driven research that is the core of every CPD campaign. The associate joins the research team in meetings with campaign leads to develop research plans that both inform strategy and produce materials that can inform and persuade a wide range of audiences including lawmakers, partners, and the general public. The CPD Strategic Research Associate will gain valuable experience to launch a career in policy analysis or legislative advocacy with a think tank or community-based organization.