This special issue of The Assembly contains a collection of scholarly articles focused on the phenomena of place and displacement as they occur in and near public education. These articles contribute to the growing field of community-based education research by instigating thought, discourse, and action that deepens the relationships between community members and researchers in the face of social, political, and economic disruption. Each of the articles published in this special issue demonstrates some of what is possible when researchers situate their inquiry in local communities, focus on outcomes and implications of community displacement, and take on community experiences and questions in order to collaborate on the development and design of collaborative, community-based research.
The Assembly is an open-access, peer-reviewed, online publication housed in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. We advance public scholarship committed to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice in education. We cultivate and promote timely dialogue among educators, researchers, students, community members, and policymakers.