CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans is a Researcher at the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College. She conducts qualitative research for the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network, and manages quantitative data collection and conducts qualitative research for CERG's Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age project. She has participated in panel presentations of her qualitative research at the Digital Media and Learning Conferences in 2012 and 2013 - Old Skills - New Context: When traditional civic practices rely on digital tools and networks and The Civic Me: Freedom of Online Expression? In addition, Chris manages dissemination of CERG's work through the CERG and YPP websites, newsletters and social media. Her background includes graduate work in Comparative Literature on the relationship between literature, music and folk traditions at San Francisco State, UC Davis, and music and literature studies at the Sorbonne and Schola Cantorum in France and the Universidad Internacional Menéndez-Pelayo and Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. She is also an interdisciplinary artist working to create moments of community through community-based performance.