Centre for Participation Studies
Jenny Pearce is Professor of Latin American Politics and Director of the International Centre for Participation Studies (ICPS) in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. She is a specialist in issues of violence, conflict, social change and social agency in Latin America and has published widely on these themes. Since 2000 she has also worked on problems of participation and conflict in the north of England, following the Bradford riots of 2001 and helped found the Programme for a Peaceful City, a university-community engagement programme with Bradford District. She edited the book ‘Participation and Democracy in the 21st century City’ (published in 2010) and between 2013-2014 she led Comm-uni-Ty, an experimental Community University in the north of England co-developed with local Bradford participants.