Taking it to the Streets: Critical Race Theory, Participatory Research and Social Justice Chapter uri icon


  • This multi-vocal, collaborative project explores intersections of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Participatory Action Research (PAR) to argue for meaningful educational research that fosters social justice. We investigate the possibilities of designing and carrying out research that centers and privileges the experiential knowledge and counter-stories of African Americans. We reflect on ethical commitments and difficult points of access that create challenges in our work. Our reflections culminate in shared lessons and consistent themes threaded across their projects that represent a guide for educational researchers who draw on CRT, are committed to social justice, interrogate difficult yet generative research questions, and methodologies.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dixson, A. D., James, A., & Frieson, B. L.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Dixson, Adrienne D||James, ArCasia||Frieson, Brittany L

editor list (cited editors)

  • DeCuir-Gunby, J. T., Chapman, T. K., & Schutz, P. A.

Book Title

  • Understanding Critical Race Research Methods and Methodologies: Lessons from the Field

publication date

  • December 2018