Rebecca Wolfe – PhD student
Research Interests: Exploring the co-operative model as an alternative to capitalist enterprise. In particular, I am interested in co-ops as an opportunity to contribute to ‘diverse economies’ and as an access point for citizenship/participatory democracies, community control and asset building/ownership among women and low-income communities of color. The questions that I hope to address revolve around uncovering the history of the cooperative movement within communities of color and the role of race in co-operative discourse and development today. Through my research I also hope to gain an understanding of the potential co-ops may have for generating long-term economic development, employment and community assets in communities of color.