Leslie Price is a research associate with the Center for Collaborative Systems Change (CCSC) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Price has research and teaching experience in American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. Since joining the Institute in 2018, the focus of her research has been at the local level, examining the impact of policies and programs on communities throughout Indiana.
Price holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Indiana University, a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently ABD status in her PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
My work at CCSC is focused on helping communities build resource networks that support historically underserved or excluded populations. This work utilizes the qualitative and quantitative skills I’ve developed and allows me the chance to use my lived experience to inform community practices and policy at the local level.
As an urbanist, I am interested in understanding community identity and power structures at the local level. My dissertation is an examination of rural economies and how localities leverage scarce resources to redefine their communities in an effort to be more competitive in the global economic structure from which they’ve been largely excluded.
- Urban Politics
- Rural Politics
- Public Policy
- Grassroots Community Organizing