Celina Su is an associate professor of political science at Brooklyn College within the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research concerns civil society and social policy, especially health and education. Her work focuses on how everyday citizens engage in and shape policymaking and community development—via deliberative democracy, community organizations, and protest and social movements.
Her publications include Streetwise for Book Smarts: Grassroots Organizing and Education Reform in the Bronx (Cornell University Press, 2009), Our Schools Suck: Young People Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education (co-authored with Gaston Alonso, Noel S. Anderson and Jeanne Theoharis, New York University Press, 2009), and Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions (co-authored with Peter Muennig, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2013). Her honors include a Berlin Prize and a Whiting Award for excellence in teaching. She has served on New York City’s Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee since 2011.
Photo © Annette Hornischer, The American Academy in Berlin.