Rising Tides Research Institute

Rising Tides Research Institute

Rising Tides Research Institute (RTRI) is an action-oriented research department that conducts projects which contribute to progressive and radical public policies that address the enduring systems of inequalities that have impacted POC, Black people in particular, with a focus on key stakeholders in the arts: artists, business owners, and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, RTRI strategically uses research to support the development of relevant, partner-facing programming capable of adapting to change.

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The Team

Led by research scientists trained on issues of embodiment, economics, civil discourse, the arts and public health, Rising Tides Research Institute executes action-based research through a lens of racial equity. Rising Tides researchers use traditional methods such as surveys and textual analysis, but also incorporate a significant amount of ethnographic data collection and analysis, community dialogues, and new technologies in motion trafficking.

Carolyn Renée Pautz, PhD

PhD in Dance Studies, MA in Anthropology and Caribbean Studies, serves Rising Tides’ Director of Research and Strategy and principal investigator.

Véronëque Ignace, MPH

MPH in Community Health Sciences, serves as Rising Tides’ Associate Director of Research and Strategy and co-investigator.

Erika Pettersen, MA

Research & Development Strategist

Dianne Walsh, MS

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