The Detroit Arab American Study: Community Outreach
Wayne Baker, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Sarah Howell, UM Program on American Cultures
Amaney Jamal, Department of Political Science, Princeton University
Ann Chih Lin, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Ron Stockton, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Dearborn
Andrew Shryock, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Mark Tessler, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Professor Baker and the research team received funding through CLOSUP's Major Projects Program (FY 2004) to support this project on community outreach related to the 2003 Detroit Arab American Study.
The Detroit Arab American Study was the first comprehensive study of the Detroit Arab and Chaldean American community and its relationships with non-Arabs. This survey of a representative sample of 1000 Arab Americans has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and went into the field in June 2003. The research team received funding from CLOSUP for two critical outreach efforts: a series of community meetings with local government and Arab and Chaldean American leaders, and an innovative effort to prepare customized analyses for local government and non-profit agencies and organizations.
Initial results of this study are available via the Institute for Social Research web site.