Diane Fujino, as director (2013-18), established Engaged Scholarship as a major research initiative of the Center for Black Studies Research in Fall 2013, building on the work of past Center directors Cedric Robinson, Clyde Woods, Claudine Michel and others. Through the Engaged Scholarship initiative, we have worked to develop scholarly epistemologies and methodologies based on a collaborative process of knowledge production among scholars and community members, activists and artists.  This work seeks to examine not only Black inequality, but also the ways in which Black communities are creatively resisting social problems. Fueled by necessity, people at the grassroots level are inventing new forms of organization, new relationships, and new ways of thinking, working, and living.  This section of the website shows the various projects of the Engaged Scholarship initiative.