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Anjuli Fahlberg

Lecturer, Department of Sociology

Anjuli Fahlberg

Anjuli Fahlberg

Lecturer, Department of Sociology

Biography: 

Anjuli N. Fahlberg is Full-time Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Co-Director of the community-engaged Research Center Construindo Juntos (Building Together), based in Rio de Janeiro. Her research employs an intersectional lens to examine the effects of urban violence and uneven development on social mobilization across the Americas. She employs a participatory action research (PAR) approach to study violence and politics, and has applied this to both ethnographic field work and survey research. Her current book project, Activism under Fire: The Politics of Non-Violence in Rio de Janeiro's Most Dangerous Favela documents how activists residing in Rio de Janeiro’s poor neighborhoods mobilize for social services, local development, and citizenship rights in a context of armed drug gangs and a racist and violent state. The book is based on her dissertation, which received the 2019 Best Dissertation Award by the American Sociological Association and the 2019 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Dissertation Award by the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the ASA. She was the recipient of the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant by the National Science Foundation, the Humanities Fellowship at Northeastern University's College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Alma J. Young Emerging Scholar Award by the Urban Affairs Association. Her work has been published in Politics & Society, Qualitative Sociology, the Journal of Urban Affairs, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, among others. Dr. Fahlberg is a 2019 Grant Recipient of the American Association of University Women and is currently working on projects related to race, youth, and the social costs of urban violence with several resident-scholars in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.